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One Hundred Sixth Congress
United States of America
AT THE SECOND SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday,
the twenty-fourth day of January, two thousand
To provide for the granting of refugee status in the United States to
nationals of certain foreign countries in which American Vietnam War POW/MIAs or
American Korean War POW/MIAs may be present, if those nationals assist in the
return to the United States of those POW/MIAs alive.
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Bring Them Home Alive Act of 2000'.
SEC. 2. AMERICAN VIETNAM WAR POW/MIA ASYLUM PROGRAM.
SEC. 3. AMERICAN KOREAN WAR POW/MIA ASYLUM PROGRAM.
SEC. 4. BROADCASTING INFORMATION ON THE `BRING THEM HOME ALIVE'
(1) IN GENERAL- The International Broadcasting Bureau shall broadcast,
through WORLDNET Television and Film Service and Radio, VOA-TV, VOA Radio, or
otherwise, information that promotes the `Bring Them Home Alive' refugee program
under this Act to foreign countries covered by paragraph (2).
(2) COVERED COUNTRIES- The foreign countries covered by paragraph (1)
(A) Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, China, and North Korea; and
(b) LEVEL OF PROGRAMMING- The International Broadcasting Bureau shall
(B) Russia and the other independent states of the former Soviet
(1) at least 20 hours of the programming described in subsection (a)(1)
during the 30-day period that begins 15 days after the date of enactment of this
(2) at least 10 hours of the programming described in subsection (a)(1) in
each calendar quarter during the period beginning with the first calendar
quarter that begins after the date of enactment of this Act and ending five
years after the date of enactment of this Act.(c) AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET- The International
Broadcasting Bureau shall ensure that information regarding the `Bring Them Home
Alive' refugee program under this Act is readily available on the World Wide Web
sites of the Bureau.
(d) SENSE OF CONGRESS- It is the sense of Congress that RFE/RL,
Incorporated, Radio Free Asia, and any other recipient of Federal grants that
engages in international broadcasting to the countries covered by subsection
(a)(2) should broadcast information similar to the information required to be
broadcast by subsection (a)(1).
(e) DEFINITION- The term `International Broadcasting Bureau' means the
International Broadcasting Bureau of the United States Information Agency or, on
and after the effective date of title XIII of the Foreign Affairs Reform and
Restructuring Act of 1998 (as contained in division G of Public Law 105-277),
the International Broadcasting Bureau of the Broadcasting Board of
SEC. 5. INDEPENDENT STATES OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION DEFINED.
In this Act, the term `independent states of the former Soviet Union' has
the meaning given the term in section 3 of the FREEDOM Support Act (22 U.S.C.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and
President of the Senate.
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