Skip to comments.Bush: No passports at borders
Posted on 04/15/2005 6:49:37 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility
WASHINGTON Plans requiring passports from people entering the United States don't pass muster with President Bush
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Then, how is it going to be determined if someone is American or not? Whenever I've left the country, I've always had to show my passport upon entry home.
Actually, I didn't. I copy / pasted it directly from the first line of the Fox article.
Being as I live about 10 miles from the Michigan Canada border, we go to the great white north a few times a year. I understand the need to protect our borders with tight control.
However, on the negative side, The US and Canada has enjoyed cordial relations for decades (notwithstanding Paul Martin and Jacques Cretien) along with easy border passage. It would cost me over $600.00 to get passports for my family, a price I am unwilling to pay.
I do support birth certificates, which have been required for a few years. Customs should explore requiring an original copy of a birth certificate, with a seal along with photo ID.
Be "stunned" all you want, IMO.
And regarding what's really "insane", it's allowing illegals when apprehended to go free on a promise to appear before immigration at a later date.
Looking at the big picture, the flow of immigrants coming into the USA is necessary because of the low birth rates.
Without the illegals...small business, the back-bone of the economy would tank.
Read Mark Steyn's latest columns where he gives examples of what low birth rates and socialism has done to Europe, Cananda and Russia...and what outsourcing has done for India and China's birth of a middle-class.
Nope, you can reenter with a driver's license. But since they refuse to crack down on illegals receiving licenses now they are punishing Americans again...papers please.
Mainstream America didn't decide to require passports; Homeland Security did.
So do you want some sort of weenie wonk like Gore who is constantly micromanaging regulations of every department in office?
What happened is that this wasn't perceived as that significant by HS and the decision was made at a department level and the WH wasn't notified and nobody said "Hey, Prez, what do you think of this?" at a cabinet meeting.
Oh yeah! Even though it's early we've got a solid winner for the coveted SPOTD award!
He began to lose it with me when his wife was caught smuggling. His poor performance in the Schaivo case sealed it.
The cited article will answer your question.
Passports are an internationally recognized form of identification (even standardized). Processes are far more streamlined when documents follow a normal recognizable pattern rather than your random birth certificate format.
His logic is completely flawed because if he were interested in "streamlining" access then they would only accept one document from all nationalities, a passport. New passports have electronic bar codes on them an can be "swiped" within seconds and ALL nations have agreed to the standard.
El Presidente Jorge Busho does it again!
I don't have a problem with passports. However, when it come to the US-Canadian border, there's a lot of commercial traffic going back and forth. Might be very bad for business.
LOL, yes they are. Half a million a year.
Real simple, except that bad guys could just say "I'm an American, I don't have to show you mine."
His logic of reviewing all alternatives is flawed? Interesting.
Yes but unless something is changed, while you stand in line to show them your passport 50 illegals will be crossing the border with nothing.
To me it is the same difference as pulling me out of line at an airport while they let middle easterners waltz on thru because they have hit their quota of 2 on the flight.
It's all for show imo.
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