February 23, 2007, - 9:43 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Yesterday, I wrote about worse-than-useless Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff’s announcement in Detroit that he would poke a giant loophole in the new passport requirements for entering the U.S. I wrote that he would waive the passport requirement for anyone entering the U.S. (by land or sea) under age 17.
But it’s even worse than I’d earlier diagnosed. While most press reports inaccurately reported that he’d waive the passport requirement for those under 15, the truth is far worse.
In fact, Chertoff a/k/a “Mr. Burns” is waiving the passport requirement FOR EIGHTEEEN YEAR OLDS!!!! No joke. AND, it gets even worse. Chertoff says he wants to waive the requirement EVEN FOR THOSE OLDER THAN 18!!!!
Here’s the scoop:
Under a policy change, people under 15 could re-enter the United States with a certified copy of their birth certificate. People from 16 to 18 traveling with sports teams and school groups, church or cultural groups and supervised by adults also will be allowed to re-enter with a birth certificate. . . .
Chertoff also said that border travelers older than 18 might be able to use some sort of pass instead of a passport.
“We’re working with the State Department to come up some type of pass card that would be less expensive,” Chertoff said.
Unbelievable. Why do we even have this law if Chertoff is going to gut it in its entirety? I mean, after all, there will never be any 18-and-under Muslim-terrorists-in-training on “sports teams and school groups, church or cultural groups and supervised by adults.” Right?
G-d help this weak, appeasing nation.
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