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Passport please — but license will do

U.S. citizen? Your passport, please.  Well, OK, a driver's license will do. But you're out of compliance.   A year ago, the Homeland Security Department started requiring U.S. citizens to have passports or other special documents to cross the border from Canada or Mexico.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/state/passport_please__but_drivers_license_will_do_93833059.html

Today, the word is spreading: It's not being enforced.  Customs officers have been accepting conventional drivers' licenses, expired passports or even school identification cards — none of which is an approved document.

Offenders are handed a flier describing the rules under a large red headline: “Noncompliant.” In some cases, Customs officers simply check the drivers' license numbers of noncompliant citizens on a computer and send them on their way.

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