16 Facts About Patriot Act

1. These provisions were modified and extended until 2019 by the USA Freedom Patriot Act, passed in 2015.

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2. Patriot Act was enacted in direct response to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, as well as the 2001 anthrax attacks, with the stated goal of dramatically strengthening national security.

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3. In November 2019, the renewal of the Patriot Act was included in the stop-gap legislation.

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4. Instead the Patriot Act was split into two measures as a means of explaining to the public that the Patriot Act would no longer openly be in effect.

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5. The Patriot Act allowed any district court judge in the United States to issue such surveillance orders and search warrants for terrorism investigations.

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6. The sunset provision of the Patriot Act took into account any ongoing foreign intelligence investigations and allowed them to continue once the sections had expired.

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7. The Patriot Act requires the Secretary of Treasury to take all reasonable steps to encourage foreign governments make it a requirement to include the name of the originator in wire transfer instructions sent to the United States and other countries, with the information to remain with the transfer from its origination until the point of disbursement.

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8. Patriot Act amended the INA to add new provisions enforcing mandatory detention laws.

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9. The General Education Provisions Patriot Act was amended to allow the US Attorney General or Assistant Attorney General to collect and retain educational records relevant to an authorized investigation or prosecution of an offense that is defined as a Federal crime of terrorism and which an educational agency or institution possesses.

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10. One section of the Patriot Act prohibited "material support" for terrorists, and in particular included "expert advice or assistance.

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11. The court found that increased monitoring of suspects caused by such legislation like the Patriot Act violated the defendant's constitutional rights.

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12. Patriot Act released a statement saying "While I believe the Patriot Act appropriately balanced national security concerns and civil rights, I have always worried about potential abuses.

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13. Patriot Act was deported to Turkey on February 4, 2015.

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14. The reauthorization Patriot Act ordered the Attorney General submit a report semi-annually to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and the House Committee on Financial Services and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on all NSL request made under the Fair Credit Reporting Patriot Act.

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15. The amendment to material support law done in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Patriot Act was made permanent.

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16. The surveillance powers of the Patriot Act needed renewal by March 15, 2020, and after it expired, the US Senate approved an amended version of the bill.

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