ACSOL President Chance Oberstein to Discuss Travel Law Updates

ACSOL President Chance Oberstein will discuss travel law updates on September 17 at 11 a.m. (Pacific) during this year’s ACSOL annual conference.  Mr. Oberstein’s presentation will address both domestic and overseas travel.

“Registrants are traveling both domestically and internationally during the pandemic for both personal and business reasons,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.  “Not only must they be careful of COVID-19 restrictions, they must also pay attention to the International Megan’s Law and state laws.”

Paul Rigney, who heads the Registrant Travel Action Group (RTAG), will join Mr. Oberstein in this presentation.  RTAG offers a wide range of information to registrants online, including whether countries have allowed or denied access to registrants.  That website can be reached at

In order to view this presentation, it is necessary to sign up for ACSOL’s virtual conference that will take place on September 17 and September 18.  Below is a link to use for that purpose.  The cost of attending the two-day conference is $25.  Scholarships are available for those who are unable to pay that amount.

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Another miscalculated foreign policy. One where gov takes it upon themselves to protect foreign nationals from Americans, and on their own soil to boot! Why does America feel the need to advertise the worst of the flock on a world wide scale? In my experience, I have seen many “Beware of Dog” signs, but never does the warning include a picture of the dog. I believe the key to understanding why America has chosen to implement IML rests somewhere other than D.C.

Do you figure ISIS-K, The Taliban, or Al Qaeda will do the same for us? The Russians did their best with the Tsarnaev Brothers, but that warning fell on deaf ears,

Unless I’m remembering wrong: Wasn’t IML voted in under some sort of emergency procedure in Congress which doesn’t require a quorum and/or hearings, etc? If this was the case, then why can’t it be fought on the basis of “What emergency”????????? How the hell is this an emergency??? What proven connection is there between registrants and overseas child abuse?

I recall Smith v Doe, 2003 citing that a person had to go to the local PD to get access to a registrant’s information. The IML takes that information and disseminates it to the world on your passport. Using the 2003 decision, we should be able to point out that the IML on top of our current registration rule is an added burden.

Since we’ve seen a few states already won cases showing the newer laws added on top of the older registrants is punishment, then why can’t it be applied similarly with the IML? It should be easier because it’s a federal law for the IML and we have a federal law in Smith v Doe, 2003 to compare and contrast with easily.

IML isn’t going anywhere anytime soon all we can hope for is sometime in the near future that certain tier 3 offenders can be removed from the registry after 30 years.
People forced to register aren’t allowed to leave the country, it’s not impossible but the Federal government has made it extremely hard.
Me personally if I made it to one of those Non-extradition countries I wouldn’t even come back to America.
Every time i hear about border patrol capturing another sex offender trying to re-enter the United States after being deported just blows my mind, why would they go through all that to get back to Megan’s Law and CDC death camps, I know Mexico ain’t the best place to live but daam nothing can be worse then being on Megan’s law website in America

Good luck

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I missed signing up for this by about an hour and a half it looks like. Any chance there will be a recording we can pay to hear?