Stay Tuned ! Visas, International Parental Child Abductions Cases, False Statements In Child Abduction Cases & FBI – ICE Arrests The Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act of 2014 (ICAPRA), 22 U.S.C.S. §§9101-9141’s first line of defense is the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and our U.S. Embassies abroad who are addressing IPCA cases. The law amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 by requiring that the CBP, Department of State, Attorney General and FBI establish an interagency program on child abduction. Aliens are not allowed to enter the United States and the renewal of their visas can be refused because of : 1.- a U.S. Federal law prohibits a parent from removing a child from the United States or retaining a child in another country with intent to obstruct another parent´s custodial rights (18 U.S.C. § 1204). As required by Title III of the International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act 6 U.S.C. 241. 2.- U.S Consulates –ACS – are addressing individual IPCA – International Parental Child Abductions – cases. The maximum penalty for the charge of making false statements in child abduction cases is up to five years’ imprisonment followed by up to three years’ supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000, and all this investigations can be conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Office of Children´s Issues of the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C. .


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