All men and women not incarcerated have certain International Law Rights granted them in two United Nations documents:
A) Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
Those familiar with U.S. Sex Offender laws knows the above rights are violated regularly. Given the U.S. does not assess a registrant's dangerousness to the community in any meaningful way, when the U.S. notifies a foreign country that a registrant, considered dangerous or implies dangerousness, is coming to their country, the U.S. falsely portrays that registrant and does so without a hearing; a form of harassment legalized. Unfortunately the U.S. has not ratified these documents without exceptions so registrants cannot raise issues in U.S. courts. Ratified or not violations occur regularly in U.S. laws.
With the above in mind....
Note: Persons on Parole, Probation, Supervised Release or Other State/Federal Supervision: It would be wise to FIRST Plan your trip, listing everywhere you wish to go, then before going, get your Supervising Agent's written approval, without that you will likely be arrested!During the 111th Congress there was a bill called "International Megan's Law" the intent of which was to place restrictions on registrants leaving the USA. That bill did not pass, but, the SMART Office still added all the International Megan's Law restrictions into the Supplemental Guidelines when they added Guidelines for the Kid's Act on 1-11-2011 (Yes a sly trick of the SMART Office). (Note: The SMART Office is the "Voice" of the U.S. AG with respect to sex offenders)
Accordingly, there are restrictions on all registrants through the Final Supplemental Guidelines passed on January 11, 2011. Given these are Guidelines, States are supposed to enact them into state registry laws. Your state may or may not have done that yet. Ask the folks who handle your local registry to be sure. The following is the verbatim Federal requirements for ALL registrants (Effective no matter what):
NOTE: For readers who wish to read the full text of the SMART Office's DOUBLESPEAK on what they have done with regards to the Supp. Guidelines and International Travel, we have stored that portion of the Supp. Guidelines HERE for your viewing. The full Supp. Guidelines are available on this government website: HERE
If your vacation takes you abroad (to a foreign country) it is best to know if they will even allow you to enter their country before getting there.
Canadian travel restrictions based on criminal record
Mexico is a NEW problem w/their new Laws
check with the Mexican Gov't info on the U.S. State Dep't website
We are looking for their new laws and will post
BI BANS ALIEN SEX OFFENDERS IN THE PHILIPPINES
see their Press Release: " Foreign nationals who are registered sex offenders in other countries are not welcome to visit the Philippines. Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Siegfred B. Mison yesterday said any alien whose name is found in the registry of sex offenders as may be provided by a foreign embassy will be issued an order to leave. In an operations order to the Bureau personnel, Mison stated that foreign nationals who are registered sex offenders clearly pose a threat to public safety. ..."
Foreign child molesters not allowed in Sri Lanka - CPA writes to UNICEF 3-21-2013: The Child Protection Authority states that it is initiating a special program to prevent foreign child molesters from arriving in Sri Lanka. The CPA has also written to UNICEF requesting assistance to prevent individuals who have had involvement in child molestation activities in foreign countries from arriving in Sri Lanka as tourists. ...
Note: As you review what is shown on the State Dep't website, remember, the two stories above, and for those countries there is zero about convictions. We have seen a few countries mention criminal convictions but not many even though they will reject folks (I.e., above stories). Every country has a place to contact to ask questions, it would be wise BEFORE going to check lest you go and they reject you, and you lose all the money spent on getting there.
This is very important esp. for women and children: How to Deal With Medical Issues Abroad. Make sure you follow the embedded links. Remember, your are the human in a foreign land, and maybe do not speak their language.
The U.S. State Department has a wonderful website jam packed with information about Passports and Alerts in other countries, and every country' entrance requirements. The State Dept even covers medical and prescription information.
For now, thats about it. Enjoy your trip and stay safe.
There is a Federal Agency where you can complain about the problem/s you encountered. It is called: DHS Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP) follow the procedure to file your complaint.Have a great trip.
What if you are arrested in a foreign country?
Findlaw.com has this very interesting article on that subject.
Thats about it folks, so plan ahead, and have a good time. For now, have a great day and a better tomorrow.
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