The Foreign Agents Registration Act (“FARA”) has been in place since 1938. During its eight decades of existence, the statute has been administered and enforced by different governmental bodies under varying arrangements. Below is a description of FARA’s administration and enforcement from a historical perspective.
Initial FARA Enforcement at the Department of State (1938-1942)
As originally enacted in 1938, FARA tasked the Secretary of State with managing the foreign agent registration program. At the time, Secretary of State Cordell Hull opposed this statutory ...
An Informational Resource in a New Era of Foreign Agents Registration Act Enforcement.
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