Border passport requirement delayed

January 9, 2008
Travel Safety
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“Travelers entering the United States by land this year won’t need a passport now that President Bush has signed the omnibus spending bill into law.

Tucked inside that law signed on Dec. 26, 2007, is a provision known as the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative that pushed back a plan by the Department of Homeland Security to require passports from travelers crossing the borders from Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean by a year.” (Bangor Daily News)