Canadian man uses iPad to enter US

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  3. otto

    otto Verified Expert

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    It's rather amusing. The US has been somewhat critical of customs in other countries, yet to enter the US all one needs is an electronic copy of a passport - something that can never be validated.
     
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    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    He didn't enter just on a scanned copy of his passport on his Ipad from what I can tell.

     
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    statement today from the dept. of homeland security:

    Washington - The assertion that a traveler was admitted into the U.S. using solely a scanned image of his passport on an iPad is categorically false. In this case, the individual had both a driver's license and birth certificate, which the CBP officer used to determine identity and citizenship in order to admit the traveler into the country.

    http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/news_releases/national/01042012_2.xml


    btw, i frequently cross the border @ detroit and since they absolutely do require a passport or other authorized doc -which it sounds like this guy didn't have- i honestly don't know how he got through. canadians were told to have and use a passport b/c it was required by US law now.
     
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    yes it's absolutely mandatory to have a passport to and from the US and Canada. I don't think it was right call by the CBP officer to let this guy get through, imo. They made passports MANDATORY for a reason.

    Luckily, he isn't a terrorist and all worked out fine but it's the what if that's scary.
     

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