Foreign Agents Registration Act

Justice Department Requests Information on Registration of Foreign Agents

By Avery Schmitz
Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 12:51 PM

On April 19, the Justice Department released a previously unpublished request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for information regarding the registration of foreign agents under the 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act. The request seeks insights into the current registry process and notifies OMB personnel that the registration of foreign agents will now occur through an e-filing system hosted by the Justice Department.

The request comes two days after the Justice Department brought charges against 40 Chinese nationals for engaging in transnational repression schemes.

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