Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June 15: Bring Passports Back Home

By Sylvia Gurinsky

Apparently, the photos are no longer the ugliest part of a United States passport, as ABC News investigative reporter Brian Ross has revealed:


Only in an America that's battling terrorism can the Government Printing Office be incompetent enough to outsource the production of a computer chip that's put in U.S. passports.

Members of Congress in both houses are starting to call for that production to be brought back to the United States. Agreed.

Congress should also hold hearings to bring to public light how such a center of access for Americans could be made so vulnerable to security breaches - or worse. Passports are a symbol of openness, but they should not be open to terrorists.

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