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  • House Dem Introduces Bill to Create Third Gender Option on Passports

    02/25/2020 2:24:37 PM PST · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | February 25, 2020 | MAIREAD MCARDLE
    Americans who do not identify as either a man or a woman would be able to choose a third non-binary gender option on their passport under a bill proposed by a House Democrat on Monday. The Gender Inclusive Passport Act, introduced by Representative Ro Khanna, would require the State Department to create a gender-neutral option “in a passport, passport card, or Consular Report of Birth Abroad, and for other purposes.” “Respecting every American’s gender must extend to travel abroad,” Khanna, a California Democrat, said in a statement. “The freedom to move and express yourself no matter what should be guaranteed in this country. …...
  • British jihadis in Syria are being recruited for suicide missions...in 'tribute to Osama bin laden'

    08/11/2015 12:36:34 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 10 replies
    DailyMailUK ^ | 8/10/2015 | David Williams
    Britons fighting for militant groups in Syria are being targeted to smuggle explosives on to Western airliners and become suicide bombers as Al Qaeda plan a spectacular attack over a major city, intelligence officials warn. The Pakistan-based, Iranian-backed Khorasan group linked to Al Qaeda is said to have sent members to 'embed' with affiliated terror groups to identify British, European and United States passport holders who could slip through security and carry a bomb on to a plane.
  • Hezbollah Isn't Just In Beirut. It's In New York, Too.

    06/17/2019 6:15:26 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    In recent years, Hezbollah has stepped up its activities beyond Lebanon’s borders. This uptick has been clearest in the Middle East—in Iraq, Yemen, and especially Syria—but plots have also been thwarted in South America, Asia, Europe, and now, possibly, the United States. Reports of Hezbollah activity in North America are not new, though such reporting tends to focus on the group’s fundraising, money laundering, procurement, or other logistical activities from Vancouver to Miami. But last month, the criminal prosecution and conviction in New York of the Hezbollah operative Ali Kourani revealed disturbing new information about the extent of Hezbollah’s operations...
  • Nicolas Maduro Kicks CNN Out Of Venezuela, Accuses It Of Spreading Fake News

    02/13/2017 9:58:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/13/2017
    While tensions between President Trump and CNN dying down, a new scandal has erupted for the cable news network after Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday he wanted CNN out of the country, accusing it of spreading fake news, misrepresenting the truth and meddling in issues that are not of its concern."CNN, do not get into the affairs of Venezuelans. I want CNN well away from here. Outside of Venezuela. Do not put your nose in Venezuela," said Maduro during a political statement. Quoted by Fox News, Maduro made the comment after blaming the U.S. network of distorting...
  • US approved thousands of child bride requests

    01/11/2019 7:53:53 AM PST · by advance_copy · 29 replies
    AP via WTOP ^ | 1/11/19 | Colleen Long
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl. The approvals are legal: The Immigration and Nationality Act does not set minimum age requirements. And in weighing petitions for spouses or fiancees, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services goes by whether the marriage is legal in the home country and then whether the marriage would be legal in the state where...
  • State Department: No ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ on US passports

    10/06/2018 2:47:30 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 19 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 10/05/2018 | JNS News Service
    Despite the United States recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December and relocating its embassy from Tel Aviv in May, Americans born in Jerusalem are still unable to list “Jerusalem, Israel” on U.S. passports. “The president has made clear that the specific boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem remain subject to final-status negotiations between the [Israelis and the Palestinians],” a State Department spokesperson told JNS. “We have not changed our practice regarding place of birth on passports or Consular Reports of Birth Abroad at this time.”
  • CNN, MSNBC Fearmonger That Trump Denying Passports to Hispanics

    08/31/2018 6:46:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 31, 2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    Over the past couple of days, CNN and MSNBC have been freaking out over another Trump administration activity that was also done by Obama administration which the liberal media only just noticed because they've been so fixated on trying to find examples of President Donald Trump mistreating immigrants. Even though both the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations sometimes denied passports to residents of southern Texas who were suspected of having fraudulent birth certificates that conceal they were actually born in Mexico, a number of liberal anchors have shown shock over questionable reports that such activity might have increased...
  • Thousands of Americans Will Be Denied a Passport Because of Unpaid Taxes

    07/06/2018 2:55:43 PM PDT · by Theoria · 37 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 06 July 2018 | Laura Saunders
    IRS officials provide new details on enforcement of law Congress passed in late 2015 At least 362,000 Americans with overdue tax debts will be denied new or renewed passports if they don’t settle these debts, the Internal Revenue Service says. Recently IRS officials have provided new details on the enforcement of a law Congress passed in late 2015. It requires the IRS and State Department to deny passports or revoke them for taxpayers who have more than $51,000 of overdue tax debt. Enforcement began in February. An IRS spokesman says the 362,000 people are current tax debtors who are affected...
  • Obama Gave U.S. Passports To 2.5K Iranians As Part Of 2015 Deal, According To Report

    07/02/2018 6:11:21 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 42 replies
    OANN ^ | Mon. July 2, 2018 | OAN Newsroom
    The Obama administration reportedly granted citizenship to thousands of Iranians during the Nuclear Deal talks back in 2015. According to a report from the Iranian Fars News Agency, high-ranking sources in Tehran are claiming conservative Iranian lawmakers have said Obama had taken measures to appease the Ayatollah regime. This picture of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader on July 11, 2015. (AP/Photo) This includes giving Iran cash and access to the U.S. financial system as well as harboring regime elites in the U.S. They also said at...
  • UK High Court rules against gender-neutral passports

    06/22/2018 8:54:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 22, 2018 10:43 AM | Ben Sladden
    A campaigner has lost a legal bid to force the British government to introduce gender-neutral passports. Christie Elan-Cane had argued at the High Court that the current policy requiring applicants to choose from the categories of male and female is “inherently discriminatory”. Elan-Cane wanted passports to have an “X” category, for those who regard themselves as neither fully male nor female. But Justice Jeremy Baker at the High Court refused on Friday to rule that the current passport policy was unlawful. …
  • 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 · 41 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: £500million 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...