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At a ceremony at the White House today, President Biden signed into law the Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila Federal Law Enforcement Protection Act, introduced by U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas). The bill ensures individuals who have killed or attempted to kill U.S. federal officers and employees serving abroad can be brought to justice in the United States. The bill is named for U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Special Agents Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila, who were attacked by Mexican drug cartels in San Luis Potosi, Mexico on February 15, 2011. Special Agent Zapata died from his injuries, and although the perpetrators were apprehended, last year a federal appeals court dismissed the murder convictions due to a lack of jurisdiction over the crimes committed against law enforcement stationed overseas. The Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila Federal Law Enforcement Protection Act would clarify that federal officers and employees serving overseas are protected, and that U.S. courts may try their attackers in a U.S. court of law.