Border Wait Melts on Crossing Rules' Debut

Traffic is unusually light at the nation's busiest border crossing in San Diego on the first day that Americans coming home from Mexico and Canada face stricter identification requirements.
Motorists accustomed to waiting two hours reached inspection booths in as little as 10 minutes during the Monday morning rush hour.
Customs and Border Protection said about 85 percent of Americans at San Diego's San Ysidro border crossing carried a passport or other acceptable travel document. Others are getting a sheet of paper warning they are not complying.

Officials said getting Americans to use passports will improve border security. The requirement is part of a 2004 law passed by Congress called the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.

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