New border security rules will help avoid shutdown later, says Chertoff

January 18, 2008
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“Without new security rules at the Canada-U.S. border, there could be a clamour from Americans to close it completely if a terrorist slips through and attacks, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Friday.

Requiring people entering the United States to provide identification and proof of citizenship, like a birth certificate, starting at the end of January is a “reasonable” alternative, Chertoff told The Canadian Press in an interview.” (The Canadian Press)