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Senate Passes COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act
- posted: Apr. 25, 2021
The United States Senate, in an 94-1 bipartisan vote, passed S. 937, the “COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act” introduced by Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI). Now, state and local law enforcement can better investigate and record hate crimes and hate incidents and prosecute them where appropriate.
The bill gives the Justice Department more recourse to expedite the review of hate crimes related to Covid-19.
Garcia Hong Law urges members of our community to report hate-based crimes and incidents to law enforcement. Members of the public may report a potential hate crime to the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-CALL-FBI or online at www.tips.fbi.gov. Our attorneys are involved in community-based organizations including Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego, Women of Color in Law San Diego, and Pag Asa Legal Clinic to aid Asians and Asian Americans seek pro bono services.