U.S. To Tighten the Borders
For quite sometime, taking a quick get-away from the country and returning has been fairly easy to do. An individual simply needs to show a driver’s license when re-entering the U.S. from Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean. Federal officials have decided that this won’t be enough in a few years. By the year 2008, Americans will need passports to come home to the United States. This decision was made because of the latest effort to deter terrorists from entering the country. Is this a good decision? For one thing, it will certainly restrict a lot of people. Statistically, only about 20% of the nation’s population have passports. I think there will definitely be some stir over it. Canada has already announced that if this decision is put into effect, they might require passports of Americans.