WASHINGTON (AP) Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says new border crossing rules will mean longer lines for those entering the U.S.
But in an interview today with The Associated Press, Chertoff says it's necessary to prevent another September 11th-style attack. He added that critics of the effort need to, in his words,
Starting January 31st, a driver's license and oral declaration of citizenship will no longer be enough to enter the U.S. for Americans and Canadians age 19 and older.
People will have to present proof of citizenship, usually in the form of a passport or a birth certificate. A driver's license is not proof of citizenship.