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U-S Senate Passes Leahy Amendment to Extend Deadline for Border Passports

By Pat Bradley


Plattsburgh, NY – The U-S Senate has voted to delay a passport requirement at the Canadian border for 17 months. The measure was adopted as an amendment to a broader immigration bill. Supporters of the delay are cautiously hopeful that it will be implemented, especially since the House version of the Immigration Bill does not include the amendment, and a fight whether to include it is expected when it reaches a conference committee. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.