Border security tightens

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Courtesy illustration Residents can apply for a cheaper, wallet-sized alternative to a traditional passport that can be used when entering the U.S. from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Those quick trips across the border to Mexico and Canada will soon come with new requirements for travelers. As of […]

New Canadian border rules take time to implement

By Freedom New Mexico The Department of Homeland Security has announced it plans to tighten the identification requirements along the U.S.-Canadian border as of Thursday when it will no longer simply allow either Americans or Canadians to come into the country by presenting a driver’s license and declaring their citizenship. Not only would this new […]

Travelling mentally, if not physically

By Grant McGee My brand new passport came in the mail the other day. “I understand there’s a microchip in here so the government can keep track of you via satellite,” I said, tongue firmly in cheek, as I pulled it from the official-looking envelope. “If they are,” said The Lady of the House, “it’s […]

Passport requirement lacks rationale

What is the rationale for a program announced Tuesday to require U.S. citizens and residents who visit Mexico and Canada, beginning in 2008, to acquire U.S. passports and show them to border guards when they return? Quite frankly, we don’t think there is one. It resembles all too many of the vaunted airport “security” measures, […]