ABSTRACT

Fact Sheet: Criminal Authorities for Enforcing Against Forced Labor in China   [open pdf - 152KB]

From the Document: "The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) strongly cautions that any individual or entity with a presence in the United States that is engaged in any business in China, including but not limited to procuring goods from China, must comply with U.S. laws. This includes the federal crime of forced labor in Title 18, Section 1589 of the U.S. Code and the associated jurisdiction conferred in Title 18, Section 1596. Violators may be fined or imprisoned up to 20 years. In the event of certain aggravating factors, violators may be sentenced to life in prison. U.S. courts are required to order restitution for victims of forced labor, pursuant to Title 18, Section 1593. DHS is ready to assist victims who identify themselves to DHS and want to understand their rights and the possible benefits of supporting a criminal investigation."

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Date:
2021-07
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Public Domain
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Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
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