Saturday, April 01, 2006

Concerning Passports

From an article on the CBC website:
"In 2007, Canadians will be barred from entering the United States unless they have a passport or a U.S.-issued border-crossing card. The so-called 'laser visas' include biometric identifiers such as fingerprints or retinal scans."
Well, well, well. So we are not to be trusted any more? :o(

I don't actually mind it particularly, except that it might mean nasty paperwork for me. (boo!) That is, if it has to be a Canadian passport, which is probably not the case.

As for this:
"The U.S. president said he is committed to implementing the law as passed by Congress, but he hopes technology can create a single card that would meet the requirement." — also from the article
I'll stick to the passport, thank you. :o)

It's a little amusing that the last two times my family went to the US, we encountered the vast majority of our difficulties when we were trying to get back into Canada. Ze tables haff turned!!!


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