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Washington - Bill Would Make It Harder For Sex Offenders To Travel Abroad

Published on: February 1, 2016 09:00 PM
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FILE - A traveler has his fingerprints scanned at the international travel entry point at JFK International Airport in New York, March 25, 2008.  ReutersFILE - A traveler has his fingerprints scanned at the international travel entry point at JFK International Airport in New York, March 25, 2008.  Reuters

Washington -  Registered sex offenders who have committed crimes against children will have a harder time traveling internationally under legislation Congress has sent to the president’s desk.

The House passed the legislation by voice vote Monday after Senate passage in December. If signed by the president, the U.S. would let other countries know when a registered sex offender is traveling abroad. The United States would work with countries to receive information about sex offenders traveling here.

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The State Department would also develop a way for U.S. passports to identify that a person is a sex offender.

Republican Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey sponsored the legislation and has been pushing for it for eight years. It expands on a law that requires public notification of sex offenders in the United States.



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 Feb 01, 2016 at 09:19 PM Mazel Tov Says:

It's about time!

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 Feb 02, 2016 at 08:31 AM Anonymous Says:

We should encourage these offenders to travel out of US and to settle there. Some good ideas would be in Iran. If they make any effort to relapse into their behavior, they will surely get arrested and get their due.

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 Feb 02, 2016 at 11:59 AM kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

so America cant keep Mexican sex offenders out (as Trump pointed out) and now wants to keep them in? Liberalism.

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 Feb 02, 2016 at 03:04 PM Anonymous Says:

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kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

so America cant keep Mexican sex offenders out (as Trump pointed out) and now wants to keep them in? Liberalism.

Funny, I was thinking more about those frum sex offenders who travel to Israel and Europe. They happen to exist. The Mexican sex offenders, well, they are a problem only if you believe everything you hear from the world's greatest expert on all things, The Donald. Fortunately, those of us with high school educations and at least a minimal IQ know better.

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