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Rep. Loretta Sanchez on introduction of the Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez - Photo: Chris Prevatt

The Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act would impose sanctions on individuals who perpetrate or are complicit in human rights abuses committed against nationals of Vietnam or their family members. Individuals who warrant sanctions would be disqualified from applying for a U.S. visa or taking part in financial or property transactions in the U.S., among other penalties.

Van Tran brews up another cup of Weak Tea

Tran: “There’s a big debate in the community whether she’s (Loretta Sanchez) effective or not – whether she’s doing it for lip service or for votes, because the big question is, after 14 years in the House, what substantial and tangible results can she show in terms of advancing Vietnamese democracy and human rights? Show us your accomplishments _ what bills, what legislation, what political prisoners?”

Rep. Loretta Sanchez statement on release of the 10th Annual Trafficking in Persons Report

“Each year, approximately 800,000 individuals are trafficked across U.S. and international borders. These victims, most of whom are women, are routinely sold into domestic servitude, exploited for commercial sex, or forced into labor at factories and sweatshops. These abuses are a serious violation of fundamental human rights and must be stopped.”

Rep. Loretta Sanchez urges colleagues to be “Voices of Conscience” for imprisoned Vietnamese democracy activists

“As Members of Congress, it is our duty to speak for those who have no voice. We must collectively stand up for the freedom of these activists by urging the Vietnamese government to unconditionally release these activists. We as Members of Congress have an obligation to engage the Government of Vietnam and call on them to uphold and respect human rights by releasing all activists.”

Vietnamese Government Denies Rep. Loretta Sanchez Visa

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47), Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Vietnam, today announced that her visa application was ignored by Vietnam’s government. Rep. Sanchez, who just concluded a Congressional Delegation visit throughout critical parts of Southeast Asia, had hoped to meet with Vietnamese human rights activists and other officials during her trip.  Rep. Sanchez has been blocked from visiting the Communist country multiple times during her time in Congress.