Your Papers Please

January 22, 2007

The United States is being forced to grow up in as a result of efforts to improve border security. Starting tomorrow US citizens returning to the country from Mexico and Canada will be required to show a passport. A driver's license or birth certificate will no longer be accepted. The tighter passport controls are only the first step. Tomorrow's change is only for air passengers. As soon as 2008 the requirement maybe expended to include ground travel between the US and it's neighbors.

The longest "open" border in the world just closed.

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Mark H. Nichols

I am a husband, cellist, code prole, nerd, technologist, and all around good guy living and working in fly-over country. You should follow me on Twitter.