Chinese Human Rights Abusers — House Bill May Deny Entry into the U.S.

If passed, H.R. 2121, the “China Democracy Promotion Act of 2011,” would enable the President to deny entry into the U.S. for Chinese nationals who have “committed human rights abuses” against people in China, including anyone who “has participated in the imposition of . . . China’s coercive birth limitation policy.”  Under this wide-ranging bill, the President would also have discretion to deny entry to Chinese nationals who have participated in a wide range of human rights abuses.

Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, stated, “Decades ago, Congress barred foreign persecutors from obtaining asylum in the United States, to keep out Nazi war criminals.  Why should Chinese officials who force women to have abortions, persecute ethnic minorities, torture people for their religious beliefs, repress public interest lawyers and jail journalists be welcomed to our land?  These persecutors need to be held accountable.  They do not deserve to set foot on U.S. soil.”

Passage of this bill, however, may not be enough.  The key player is the President.  Even if the bill passes, will President Obama take a strong stand for the suffering people of China and deny entry to their persecutors?  Littlejohn stated, “Nothing in his record thus far indicates that President Obama would deny entry to Chinese government persecutors, at least where the One Child Policy is concerned.  To the contrary, President Obama restored funding to UNFPA, which former Secretary of State Colin Powell found to be working hand in hand with the Chinese coercive family planning machine.   And on his official visit, Vice President Biden just told China ‘Your policy has been one which I fully understand — I’m not second-guessing — of one child per family.’  If Biden ‘fully understands’ the One Child Policy, then he understands it is enforced through forced abortion.  If he is ‘not second-guessing’ it, then he is not opposing it.”

The bill was introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), and is sponsored by Reps. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), Dan Burton (R-Ind.), and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.).  Significantly, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) newly signed on as a co-sponsor, which increases the likelihood that the bill will move through the Committee.

Watch a video about forced abortion in China:

http://www.womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org/blog/?p=219

Sign a petition against forced abortion and sexual slavery in China:

http://www.womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org/index.php?nav=sign_our_petition

Read the text of H.R. 2121:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.2121:

Judiciary Committee’s Smith supports China visa bill – The Hill’s Floor Action

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/177275-judiciary-committees-smith-supports-china-visa-bill

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2 Responses to Chinese Human Rights Abusers — House Bill May Deny Entry into the U.S.

  1. Yvonne Scarlett says:

    Communist China, your end is near! You cannot continue to act with such malice, your control is flying out of control. Karma~a universal action~reaction.

  2. David says:

    U.S. government should draw up a bill like H.R. 2121 for the pro-North Korean politicians in South Korea. Koreans have tried to set the North Korean Human Rights Act, but it has watered down to placate the North. Pro-North Korean politicians in South Korea insisted that any effort to exert pressure on North Korea would be backfire. However, President George W. Bush grouped the North as appressive regimes in the North Korean Human Rights Act, but the North is still obsessed with one-on-one conferences with Washington.
    To let pass North Korean Human Rights in South Korea, we need to find out the way to hold the pro-North Koreans’ tongue. Please, help South Korea pass the North Korean Human Rights Act. Many countries’ efforts to improve North Korean Human Rights could be rewarded. Maybe someday change will come!!!