Baja Border Info.
With all of the confusion I've been hearing about the border/passport requirements I thought i'd share some info I got in a conversation with "La Migra" last night coming home from baja...
Passports are not required.
HOWEVER- A drivers license is no longer enough as they do not prove citizenship.
A License in conjunction with either a birth certificate OR a voter ID card will get you back across the border.
A passport alone WILL get you back across.
AS explained to me, this is not because of the pending passport requirement but rather in response to 2 pending lawsuits, both seem very frivolous, from people crossing the border, refusing to answer the citezenship question and then suing when being stuck in 2ndary...
I crossed just fine with friends who only had a CDL last night thanks to a friendly agent however he told me all this and pointed out that people who are not extremely respectful were being put into 2ndary(the line to get into 2ndary was friggen LOONG!) in order to have have their citizenship verified.
Bottom Line- Get a passport and until then...take a birth certificate or voter ID card(you do vote right?) in conjunction with your Drivers license.
Team Bad Habits
Don't own one yet but there is nothing but diesel cruisers and tacos down here.
"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day. " ~Frank Sinatra