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Child Sex Offenders Will Now Be Labeled As Such On Passports

Identifying notice will be added to offender's passports in a smart and seemingly obvious move by the State Department.

The Howie Carr Show
November 02, 2017 - 6:05 pm

     The State Department of our wonderful 50 states will start revoking the passports belonging to registered child sex offenders. Lucky for them, they will be rewarded with new pristine passports with an ever so special marking on them in order to let others know exactly who they're dealing with.

     The wonderful "scarlet letter" on the new passports will be a notice printed on the inside of the back cover of the passport. The statement will read “The bearer was convicted of a sex offense against a minor, and is a covered sex offender pursuant to (U.S. law)." The State Department states they'll also be keeping the other small travel documents, or passport cards, out of these criminal's hands because there is not enough room to fit the notice on them. 

      All these changes are happening thanks to the "International Megan's Law" created last year. The focus of the law is to stifle child sex tourism and exploitation. The State Department is just waiting on the names of the convicts from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Once the names are gathered, then notices will be sent out to the people in question to inform them their current passport is no good. At this moment, the passport holder in question will still be able to travel with their current passports until they're notified by letter that it's been revoked. 

     Fault-finders are looking at the new passport notice as slightly unfair, due to the possible inability for the offenders to lawfully travel out of the country. Some would say that this is legitimately the entire point of the change, but I guess you can truly find something wrong with anything. Basically you're held to the standard of the country you're traveling to, which many already prohibit or place strict restrictions on traveling convicted felons. Now if only we could fix the sex offender registries, then we'd really be in business.

To read the State Departments press release on this issue, click HERE.

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