Turn on thread page Beta

Child sex offenders to be named as such in US passports watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    https://www.apnews.com/44f22ca824544...n-US-passports

    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.
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    Good! Child sex offenders are scum and if this prevents even one potential nonce from becoming an actual nonce, then that is a victory.
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    This is kinda non-news as there was always a notice that was associated with the travel documents. This simply conflates them.
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Can we send them on a plane that might just happen to drop them far into the ocean
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    Why release people from prison if they are still a risk?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Notorious_B.I.G.)
    This is kinda non-news as there was always a notice that was associated with the travel documents. This simply conflates them.
    So if a child sex offender travels to another country, that country is automatically made aware of it? Is this the case for the UK and Europe too? This is a little different I think because in their passports will be an actual identifier that let's the passport control people and immigration know they're a child sex offender. Also if they show that passport when applying for a job or something those employers will also know.
 
 
 
Poll
Were you ever put in isolation at school?
Useful resources

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.