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Chertoff Rebuffs Congress, Too, Says Border Businesswoman

McAllen business leader Monica Weisberg-Stewart said it’s no surprise that Americans are confused as to what documents they will need to re-enter the United States from land ports come Jan. 31.

“That’s because the Department of Homeland Security has decided to ignore instructions from Congress to postpone the Western Hemisphere Initiative to June 2009,” said Weisberg-Stewart. “WHTI would have required Americans to use a passport to re-enter the U.S. at land ports. Homeland Security opposes the delay and has decided if they can’t require passports, they’ll require birth certificates instead.”

Full Story: Rio Grande Guardian

By mopress

Writer, Editor, Social Democrat

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