Child sex offenders to be named as such in US passports

Registered child sex offenders in the US will now have to acquire passports that would identify them for their previous crimes when travelling overseas. The US State Department will revoke the passports of registered sex offenders; they will then be required to apply for a new passport which would carry a “unique identifier” of their status.The State Department said the language in the passports “will not prevent covered sex offenders from departing the United States, nor will it affect the validity of their passports.”  The move has drawn severe criticism as this change will limit the ability of those affected to lawfully travel abroad.