Child sex offenders to be named as such in US passports

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WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s registered child sex offenders will now have to use passports identifying them for their past crimes when traveling overseas. The State Department said Wednesday it would begin revoking passports of registered child sex offenders and will require them to apply for a new one that carries a “unique identifier” of their status. Those applying for a passport for the first time will not be issued one without the identifier, which will be a notice printed inside the back cover of the passport book that reads: “The bearer was convicted of a sex offense against a minor, and is a covered sex offender pursuant to (U.S. law).”

The department said in a statement posted to its travel.state.gov website that registered child sex offenders will no longer be issued smaller travel documents known as passport cards because they do not have enough room to fit the notice.  

The changes come in response to last year’s “International Megan’s Law,” which aims to curb child exploitation and child sex tourism, but also has been criticized by civil libertarians for being overly broad and targeting only one category of convicted felon.

The law is named for Megan Kanka, a 7-year-old girl murdered by a convicted child sex offender in New Jersey in 1994. The case drew widespread attention and led to the creation of several state sex offender registries. Government agencies notified Congress on Wednesday the passport requirement of the law had taken effect.

The State Department, which issues U.S. passports, said it will start notifying those affected as soon as it receives their names from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security. That agency is charged with identifying child sex offenders and is the sole agency that can add or remove someone from the list.

Affected passport holders will be able to travel abroad on their current passports until the revocations are formalized, the department said, and it wasn’t immediately clear when immigration and homeland security officials would provide that list.

A spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the agency was “exercising additional vetting procedures” to produce those names and that it is a “priority,” but could not say when they would be sent to the State Department.

Critics say the passport requirement will limit the ability of those affected to lawfully travel abroad. The State Department said the language in the passports “will not prevent covered sex offenders from departing the United States, nor will it affect the validity of their passports.”

However, it also noted that American citizens, like those of other nations, are subject to the entry laws, rules and requirements of countries they wish to visit. Many countries prohibit or place strict restrictions on the travel of convicted felons.

State Department officials said they weren’t aware of any other group of felons who’ll be identified as offenders in their passports.

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5 thoughts on “Child sex offenders to be named as such in US passports

  1. “Critics say the passport requirement will limit the ability of those affected to lawfully travel abroad.”

    They’ll be welcomed with open arms in Israhell.

    My passport expired last year.

    No plans to renew.

  2. “That agency is charged with identifying child sex offenders and is the sole agency that can add or remove someone from the list.”

    All of which will come to a screeching halt once they ‘legalize’ pedophilia.

    It’s coming soon… bet the farm on it.

      1. They consider themselves ‘God’s Chosen’ (although they KNOW it’s a blatant lie). As such, they can do no wrong (another blatant lie), UNLESS any of them attempt to expose the jew agenda to the rest of us… those are either discredited (with more lies), ostracized, or murdered.

        AS for the sinless aspect… since their ‘god’ is mammon, sin doesn’t even enter into the equation. Mammon is not sentient in any way (being a false ‘god’), so it can’t possibly hold them accountable for their sins.

        Very convenient for the stinking jews.

        1. Uh-huh.

          And they may just come out with a new passport where all the sins of a person are listed, at least the ones the person got caught at. But then again, it might include a “Disclosure Box,” a confessional, of sorts, where you list all your sins, caught or not. I’m sure mine would require a considerable amount of pages and I certainly won’t be allowed to fly. Consolation will be in knowing that some sins are virtuous.

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