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BORDER CROSSING RULES
(2008-01-31)
(wgvu) - SOME BUSINESSES AND LAWMAKERS ARE WORRIED ABOUT
THE EFFECTS OF NEW IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS THAT GO INTO EFFECT
TODAY AT THE BORDERS WITH CANADA AND MEXICO.
THEY SAY IT COULD CREATE WIDESPREAD CONFUSION AND DELAYS AND
DISCOURAGE SOME PEOPLE FROM MAKING THE TRIP.
AMERICANS AND CANADIANS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW SOME DOCUMENT
TO PROVE CITIZENSHIP BEYOND A DRIVER'S LICENSE.
IN THE PAST, SOME PEOPLE ENTERING THE U.S. FROM CANADA OR MEXICO
SIMPLY HAD TO DECLARE THEIR NATIONALITY.
A U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION SPOKESMAN IN DETROIT SAYS
THE AGENCY WILL PROVIDE A GRACE PERIOD FOR TRAVELERS WITHOUT THE
EXTRA ID.
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