Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 141 (Tuesday, July 23, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 23, 2019)]
[Presidential Documents]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-15794]
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Vol. 84
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No. 141
July 23, 2019
Part IV
The President
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Notice of July 22, 2019--Continuation of the National Emergency With
Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations
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The President
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                Notice of July 22, 2019

Continuation of the National Emergency With
                Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations
                On July 24, 2011, by Executive Order 13581, the
                President declared a national emergency with respect to
                transnational criminal organizations pursuant to the
                International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C.
                1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary
                threat to the national security, foreign policy, and
                economy of the United States constituted by the
                activities of significant transnational criminal
                organizations.
                The activities of significant transnational criminal
                organizations have reached such scope and gravity that
                they threaten the stability of international political
                and economic systems. Such organizations are becoming
                increasingly sophisticated and dangerous to the United
                States; they are increasingly entrenched in the
                operations of foreign governments and the international
                financial system, thereby weakening democratic
                institutions, degrading the rule of law, and
                undermining economic markets. These organizations
                facilitate and aggravate violent civil conflicts and
                increasingly facilitate the activities of other
                dangerous persons.
                On March 15, 2019, by Executive Order 13863, I took
                additional steps to deal with the national emergency
                with respect to transnational criminal organizations in
                view of the evolution of these organizations as well as
                the increasing sophistication of their activities,
                which threaten international political and economic
                systems and pose a direct threat to the safety and
                welfare of the United States and its citizens, and
                given the ability of these organizations to derive
                revenue through widespread illegal conduct, including
                acts of violence and abuse that exhibit a wanton
                disregard for human life as well as many other crimes
                enriching and empowering these organizations.
                The activities of significant transnational criminal
                organizations continue to pose an unusual and
                extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign
                policy, and economy of the United States. For these
                reasons, the national emergency declared in Executive
                Order 13581 of July 24, 2011, under which additional
                steps were taken in Executive Order 13863 of March 15,
                2019, and the measures adopted to deal with that
                emergency, must continue in effect beyond July 24,
                2019. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of
                the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am
                continuing for 1 year the national emergency with
                respect to transnational criminal organizations
                declared in Executive Order 13581.
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                This notice shall be published in the Federal Register
                and transmitted to the Congress.


                    (Presidential Sig.)
                THE WHITE HOUSE,
                    July 22, 2019.
[FR Doc. 2019-15794
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