The United States State Department has issued a rule proposing the development of an affordable passport card that can be used in lieu of a passport for travel by U.S. citizens through land and sea ports of entry—but not air—between the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. Congress recently extended a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative deadline, making June 1, 2009 the new date by which people traveling via land or sea from the above destinations must show a ...

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