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H.R. 5722, The International Megan's Law of 2008 (3 comments ↓ | 3 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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H.R. 5722 would mandate reporting requirements for convicted sex traffickers and other sex offenders intending to engage in international travel, to provide advance notice of convicted sex offenders who intend to travel outside the United States to the government of the country of destination, to prevent entry into the United States by any foreign sex offender.

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Galt

August 15, 2008, 2:22am (report abuse)

We hate sex offenders and none want them in our neighborhoods, etc... Yet we also don't want them to leave the country.

Maybe we need a Final Solution?

First they came for the sex offenders, and I did nothing because I wasn't a sex offender...

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Justice for the Children

August 23, 2008, 8:57am (report abuse)

WTF?? This is a TERRIBLE law!!! I am the mother of three little girls and I wish there to be NO SEX OFFENDERS in my America! Why pass a law that forces them to stay?? Do you fat cats in Washington never think about the laws you pass? Do you think parents are so stupid? The guy who sponsored this bill, Christopher Smith (R-NJ), will NOT be re-elected if I and my parent-friends have anything to do about it. I'm starting a letter-writing campaign and blog today to ensure he never serves in ANY office ever again! He should be impeached NOW for this!!

Level 1 Offender

September 4, 2008, 12:34am (report abuse)

I wished I had known what would come of being human. You - self-righteous monster creators - I damn you all to hell and, if I had my way I would kill you all with the simple push of a button. Humans are no better than dogs when banded together. Before I die, my 1st Amen. rights will be served. If I am lucky, then you who have done this to me, and those who think "they are so right," I look forward to the day you all die a miserable, intensely painful death. "God Almighty - make them all suffer - even their damned forsaken children forever to hell!"

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