Bush and Border Passports

Posted on June 8, 2007. Filed under: government |

“Today, as a result of what George Bush has done, we have more terrorists and fewer allies….”

– Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards

Presidential contender John Edwards disputed Hillary Clinton’s claim that the United States is safer since Sept. 11. Read full article)

“To say people must have a passport to travel and not give people a passport is right up there in the stupid column.”

– Rep. Heather Wilson, R-NM

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative will require either passports or yet-to-be developed wallet-sized passcards to be presented at land border crossings, is part of a broader package of immigration rules enacted after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

It has caused deep annoyance, particularly from those who live in border states and make routine, legal crossings into Canada and Mexico for business and pleasure.

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