Even if it's expired like mine. I presented it to US Immigration at N Troy
when crossing to Jay during Swampfest, apologizing that it was expired. The
agent razzed me, "Don't you know that it will always get you home? Expired
or not."
Marc Guido, Editor and Publisher
First Tracks!! Online Ski Magazine
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Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202-2833
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On Tue, 11 Feb 2003 10:51:59 -0700 Marc Chrusch <[log in to unmask]>
>On a related note, US citizens might want to consider taking along a US
>passport in place of/addition to a birth certificate to ease the process of
>returning. It's probably going to get more difficult, if it hasn't already.
>Excerpting from:
>TORONTO - Canadians may soon need new national identity cards if they want
>to cross the border into the U.S. The cards have been criticized by the
>privacy commissioner as an invasion of privacy.
>The new cards, which will include biometric information such as
>fingerprints or eye scans, are among the issues the immigration standing
>committee is discussing at hearings beginning Monday in Toronto
>But a new law in the United States is another reason the cards may be
>Under the USA Patriot Act, passed by the U.S. Congress after the Sept. 11,
>2001, terrorist attacks, all Canadian citizens and landed immigrants will
>need ID with either a fingerprint or an eye scan to get into the U.S.
>"The time when Canadians and permanent residents could be confident of
>crossing the border into the United States solely on the basis of a valid
>driver's licence may well be over," said Coderre.
>The act goes into effect at major border entry points next year and at all
>entry points by 2005.
>The chair of the immigration committee said cabinet ministers are working
>behind the scenes to try to get Canada exempted from the law.
>"The entry and exit controls the American are talking about would just
>cause border gridlock," said Liberal MP Joe Fontana.
>Unfortunately the entire concept of National ID cards using biometric data
>are is rife with unreliability, a false sense of security, does nothing to
>reduce the possibility of terrorism, and has huge potential for abuse. For
>those interested in these issues (as we all should be, imho), start at:
> for initial information
>and read Jeff Johnson's analysis at:
> for additional info
>Direct link to my weblog page:
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