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New passport deadline

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YAKIMA, Wash. - If you have plans to travel out of the country this holiday season, and you don't have a passport, you might want to get one soon.  

The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 requires travelers to and from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Bermuda, and Panama to have a passport by January 8, 2007. 

As of January 1, 2008,. this requirement will extend to all land-border crossings.