Starting on June 1, all Americans who visit Canada have to show a passport if they want to get back into the U.S.
According to The Canadian Press, “those without proper documents are given a paper that says: ‘Noncompliant.'” After this wrist-slapping they’ll be allowed to re-cross the border, but only “for the next few weeks.”
Even if your travel plans don’t include Canada, feel some empathy for the criss-crossing flower-tenders at the International Peace Garden in North Dakota, and for the poor citizens of Derby Line, Vermont, whose library straddles the border. The next time that they check out a copy of Zamboni Rodeo or a DVD of Strange Brew, they may need a library card and a passport.
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