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  • Child Sex Offenders To Be Named As Such In US Passports

    11/02/2017 11:16:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    AP News ^ | 11/02/17 | MATTHEW LEE
    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,...
  • Applications for passports are spiking alongside fears of deportation

    11/02/2017 10:21:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Monterey County Weekly ^ | November 2, 2017 | by Marielle Argueza
    Half an hour before the Steinbeck Station Post Office is set to close at 4pm, the passport office doors are already locked shut. Though this office has extended passport office hours to include Saturday, the office is still dealing with a surge of passport applicants. Year to date, they’ve processed 11,405 applications, up from 7,944 in all of 2016. A spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service says the increase is partially because of the 2007 Western Hemisphere Initiative, a response to the 9/11 attacks attempting to strengthen border security. It requires all people living in the Western Hemisphere, including U.S....
  • Why residents in some American states may soon need a passport for domestic air travel

    10/18/2017 3:20:39 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/17/17 | James Draper
    They were previously allowed to use mere driving licenses. But residents of some US states may soon require additional ID, such as passports, if they wish to embark on air travel - even if just domestically. That's the new procedure on the horizon for people from states that have not yet introduced the standards required by the 2005 Real ID Act, which demands stricter regulations for state-issued IDs. The states that haven't yet fallen into line each now have a grace period of three months to meet the revised criteria. This deadline expires on 22 January 2018.
  • Judicial Watch: New Abedin Emails Reveal Top Clinton Foundation Executive Doug Band Sought Diplomati

    09/07/2016 6:58:47 PM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 40 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 9/1/2016
    "The Abedin emails include a mid-August 2009, email exchange in which Band urges Abedin to follow up on a request from Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy to set up a meeting with then-Ambassador to Panama Barbara Stephenson on behalf of lobbyist Amb. Otto Reich, President Reagan’s ambassador to Venezuela who maintained high-level government positions during the tenure of both President George H.W. Bush and President George Bush. In early September, Ruddy then was contacted by State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roberta S. Jacobson, at the behest of Band and Abedin, in reference to Ruddy’s...
  • Federal prosecutor found dead on Hollywood Beach possibly suffered head trauma

    05/26/2017 2:22:59 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/26/2017
    Whisenant worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami in its major crimes unit. He joined the office in January. Court records show that he had been handling several visa and passport fraud cases.
  • True blue passport REBORN: Ł500million project will replace EU document post-Brexit

    04/02/2017 9:32:41 AM PDT · by thecodont · 3 replies
    Express / express.co.uk ^ | PUBLISHED: 00:01, Sun, Apr 2, 2017 | UPDATED: 14:47, Sun, Apr 2, 2017 | By Caroline Wheeler and Camilla Tominey, EXCLUSIVE
    In the week Britain began the formal process of leaving the European Union with the triggering of Article 50, the Home Office put a contract out to tender for the “design, production and personalisation of the UK passport” post-2019. High-level discussions have already taken place with potential bidders to reintroduce the traditional navy design, below, as a backdrop to the iconic gold lion and unicorn royal coat of arms.
  • Pennsylvania Driver’s Licenses Won’t Be Enough to Board a Plane in 2018

    10/17/2016 12:42:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 17, 2016 | 3:07 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Beginning in January, Pennsylvania residents will no longer be to use their driver’s licenses to enter federal buildings, and one year later, they won’t be able to use their licenses to board a commercial airplane, the Department of Homeland Security wrote in a letter to the Transportation Department, which was released on Thursday. […] That’s because Pennsylvania — and five other states — failed to comply with the requirements of the REAL ID Act of 2005, a law that called for improved security measures in the wake of 9/11 which would make IDs counterfeit-proof and would store photos and other...
  • Plane-load of Ryanair passengers enters UK with no passport checks after Border Agency blunder

    09/15/2010 12:44:12 AM PDT · by thecodont · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail / dailymail.co.uk ^ | Last updated at 7:54 AM on 15th September 2010 | By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    A plane-load of people flew into Britain from Spain without having their documents checked in either country, officials have admitted. Passengers on the Ryanair flight are furious that there was no system in place to check for possible illegal immigrants or terrorists. The plane left Malaga and flew into Bournemouth, where the 180 passengers walked out of the airport without showing their passports. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1311887/Almost-45-Ryanair-passengers-enter-UK-passport-checks-Border-Agency-blunder.html#ixzz0za6m3aKB
  • What Was This German National Doing with Bombs, a Cell-Phone Detonator, Multiple Guns and Passports

    08/17/2013 9:05:39 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 58 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 17, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    It started innocently enough: Andreas H. Koertel, 46, was pulled over in a traffic stop. Then things got hairy in hurry. Turns out Koertel, a German national, was in possession of meth and illegal weapons, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, so he was booked into jail on multiple charges, KXTV-TV reports. Wisely the deputies called the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department to see if they could check out a property in Rio Linda where Koertel had been staying. But detectives encountered quite a bit more than they bargained for Friday. Here’s what they found, KTXL-TV reports: Several explosive materials,...
  • Russia Quietly Strips Emigres of Dual Citizenship

    06/14/2016 7:08:13 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 35 replies
    Forward ^ | June 12, 2016 | Julie Masis
    Tens of thousands of Russian dual nationals are being effectively stripped of their Russian citizenship via a quiet policy of Russian consulates worldwide refusing to renew their passports. Under new regulations the consulates are enforcing, anyone seeking to renew a passport who was not registered as living in Russia on February 6, 1992, will be rejected, even if his or her passport had been renewed on previous occasions. It is unclear just how many people this new policy will affect. But it will certainly apply to thousands of Jews who emigrated from Russia after July 1, 1991 — the date...
  • Interpol: 250,000 lost or stolen Syrian and Iraqi passports in last 5 years

    01/28/2016 7:37:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/28/2016 | Rick Moran
    The problem of forged or fraudulent passports in Europe – especially from the Middle East – is so bad that it has forced the U.S. government to warn five countries that they have until next week to act, or they will lose their visa-free travel rights. Interpol says there are 250,000 passports, mostly from Iraq and Syria, that have been lost or stolen in the last five years.  And that includes blank documents. Politico: American and European security officials speak of an “epidemic” created by a spike in demand from asylum-seekers — and from terrorists like those who carried...
  • Geneva prosecutor: 2 terror suspects Syrian

    12/12/2015 1:31:21 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    WCVG.com ^ | Dec 12, 2015 | Don Melvin
    By Don Melvin CNN Geneva prosecutor: 2 terror suspects Syrian Suspects arrested on suspicion of manufacture, concealment, transport of explosives and toxic gases UPDATED 1:55 PM EST Dec 12, 2015 (CNN) Swiss police have arrested two people with Syrian passports and found traces of potential bomb-making chemicals in a car as security remains high around Geneva amid a terrorism alert and a hunt for suspects, authorities said Saturday. Authorities have been looking for at least two people with indirect links to suspects in the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks. It was not immediately clear whether Saturday's arrests were linked to...
  • UNDERCOVER: Syrians in Greece Using Fake Passports to get to Europe and US

    11/19/2015 8:19:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/19/15 | Project Veritas
    Published on Nov 19, 2015 Three Syrian refugees in Greece are caught on hidden camera talking about using fake passports to get to Europe and the US. They talk about using the same route as one of the terrorists who perpetrated the attack in Paris last week. When asked how to obtain a fake passport one of the Syrian refugees responded: "You need a person who the made the fake passport. And you need to pay for it. Maybe about three thousand Euro. ($3,189).” He also added that that is how a lot of Syrians come to the US and...
  • Honduras says Syrians not part of terror cell, want refuge in U.S.

    11/19/2015 6:37:05 AM PST · by maggief · 27 replies
    REUTERS ^ | November 19, 2015
    TEGUCIGALPA, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Five Syrian men detained in Honduras this week traveling on doctored Greek passports do not belong to "any terrorist cell", four are university students, and all were fleeing war at home and seeking refuge in the United States, Honduran authorities said on Thursday.
  • Honduras arrests five Syrians headed to US with stolen passports

    11/18/2015 6:42:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 11/18/2015 | Noe Leiva
    Tegucigalpa (AFP) - Honduran authorities have arrested five Syrians intending to make it to the United States with stolen Greek passports, triggering alarm Wednesday in the wake of the Paris attacks launched by Syria-linked jihadists. The Syrians were arrested on Tuesday as they flew into Toncontin airport serving the Honduran capital and failed to make it past airport security checks, a police spokesman, Anibal Baca, told reporters. "Five Syrian citizens have been detained and will be taken to our offices to be investigated because it is suspected they are carrying false documents, passports stolen in Greece," Baca said. They had...
  • BREAKING: Honduras says has detained 5 Syrians coming to USA with stolen Greek passports

    11/18/2015 12:07:10 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 52 replies
    https://twitter.com/Conflicts ^ | 11/18/2016 | https://twitter.com/Conflicts
    Conflict News ‏@Conflicts 43m43 minutes ago BREAKING: Honduras says has detained 5 Syrians who were traveling by land to the United States with stolen Greek passports - Reuters
  • Trump: Revoke Passports For Those Who Go To Fight For ISIS, Would ‘Look At’ Closing Certain Mosques’

    10/20/2015 5:58:28 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 117 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-20-15 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stated he would revoke passports from people who go overseas to fight for ISIS and “You’re going to have to certainly look at” closing mosques “if the mosque is, you know, loaded for bear” on Tuesday’s “Varney & Co” on the Fox Business Network. Trump [relevant remarks in first video] re-iterated his prior claim about George W. Bush and September 11th, he did say that former President Bill Clinton, along with Bush holds responsibility for the 9/11 attacks. He added, “Now, was Clinton possibly, also guilty? Yeah, yeah sure. He should have maybe been more...
  • Iranian Terrorist Attack Against U.S. Revealed-How Bill Clinton concealed it from the public

    10/07/2015 5:13:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 7, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    Iranian Terrorist Attack Against U.S. Revealed How Bill Clinton concealed it from the public and U.S. intelligence. October 7, 2015 Arnold Ahlert    A bombshell report by the Washington Times reveals that fecklessness in the face of terror isn’t a condition exclusive to the Obama administration. "Bill Clinton’s administration gathered enough evidence to send a top-secret communique accusing Iran of facilitating the deadly 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist bombing,” the Times states, "but suppressed that information from the American public and some elements of U.S. intelligence for fear it would lead to an outcry for reprisal, according to documents and interviews.” Nineteen American...
  • Clinton exploded: top aides switched "mother & father" with gay-friendly "parent 1 & parent 2"

    10/01/2015 11:24:35 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/01/2015 | David Martosko
    Hillary Clinton was in full freak-out mode after her State Department announced it was changing language on passport applications in order to be more inclusive of same-sex couples with children, judging from an email she sent two top aides. The Washington Post first reported the proposed change, a shift from 'mother' and 'father' to 'parent 1' and 'parent 2' on applications for children under age 16, on January 7, 2011. The Post based its story on a press release two weeks earlier that announced the tweak 'in recognition of different types of families.' Hillary lashed out at then-chief of staff...
  • E-mail: Hillary Clinton Lashed Out at Staff over Gay-Friendly Passports

    09/30/2015 10:46:22 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/30/2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    In September 2015, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton styles herself as a staunch defender of gay rights — particularly gay parental rights. “I’m proud of you!” she told a gay man last April, after he explained how he and his partner had adopted a little girl together. But four years ago, Clinton was singing a very different tune. An e-mail included in the latest tranche of Clinton documents released by the State Department on Wednesday shows the then-secretary of state exploding at her staff over plans to replace “Mother” and “Father” with “Parent One” and “Parent Two” on passport application...