I have read no such article and scanned AP and the only article I found was this and nothing has changed. It does address some concerns about the issues facing visitors and commuters to Canada but there has been no change in the implementation that I am aware of:
By MICHAEL NORTON
The Associated Press
Wednesday, August 17, 2005; 9:57 PM
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The United States has withdrawn a proposed December deadline for implementing new rules that would require Americans to show passports when returning from the Caribbean, an official said Wednesday.
Caribbean tourism officials had complained that the measures would hurt the vital industry. Similar rules were also proposed for Canada, Mexico and Bermuda, and Caribbean officials also complained that Mexico and Canada would have gain an edge because Americans returning from those countries would not have to show passports until Dec. 31, 2006.
Americans have needed only birth certificates or driver's licenses for travel to and from the countries.
The U.S. government had set a tentative Dec. 31 deadline for the Caribbean, but is now reconsidering the date, said State Department spokesman Steve Pike.
"The review of the timeline is indicative of our desire to be flexible, practical, and pragmatic and to listen to public feedback," said Pike.
The new rules are meant to prevent terrorists and other criminals from entering the United States through the Caribbean. But island leaders complained the measure would discourage American visitors, who made up 53 percent of the region's 22 million visitors last year, excluding cruise ship passengers.
Although the U.S. government still plans to implement the rules for all countries by January 2008, no new dates have been set for specific nations or regions, Pike said.
A possible extension "will enable us to prepare for the change," said Lorraine Ortiz, a spokeswoman for the Caribbean Hotel Association, which had urged the U.S. Department of Homeland Security not to implement the rules until January 2008.
U.S. visitors now can enter 27 Caribbean countries without passports.
I hope that is true, I will have a heck of a time getting a passport for my little granddaughter who's "natural birth father is who knows where". AND you have to have BOTH parents signatures for passport, I think there will be a lot of trouble with these deadbeat parents all over trying to get passports. All I want to do is bring her on a cruise, I did get passports for my other 2 grandchildren that travel with us. I want security but heck her US birth Cert should be okay. Glad you seen that in the paper cruisequeen!
Love your name by the way, mine is Queencruiser,
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." --Will Rogers