Immigration Bill Has WHTI Impact

The United States Senate Thursday finally passed its version of the immigration bill, which contains Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative-related amendments, including an extension of a key deadline, and an expansion of the types of documents citizens can use in lieu of passports.

As it currently stands, beginning December 31, 2006, travelers to and from the Caribbean, Bermuda, Panama, Mexico, and Canada—via sea or air—must have a passport, or other accepted document, to enter, or re-

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