The Obama Regime and Customs and Border Protection have decided that complying with the laws of the United States are optional. In this particular case the law requires that American citizens entering the U.S. present a passport, or other specialized documents such as a passport card, SENTRI card, etc. However the Obama Regime and CBP decided that those document requirements interfere with amnesty and the smuggling of illegal aliens into the United States. A Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General report has exposed CBP for failing to implement the law requiring that all U.S. citizens have passports.
According to the report, the agency does not yet have a date to fully implement the WHTI requirements.
And amnesty for illegal aliens appears to be the motivation, as CBP does not want to send those without the legally required documents for additional screening, which will result in one thing: More illegal aliens entering with false claims to U.S. citizenship.
Too much work for CBP means too many illegals detected and deported. And it conflicts with the new policy of CBP, which is to be welcoming to illegals and Muslim terrorists. CBP is more concerned about Model Ports and complaints about enforcement than doing their job.
From the report:
The agency has not finalized the operating procedures its officers will use to verify the identity and citizenship of non-compliant travelers. Customs and Border Protection officials told us other priorities have precluded them from completing the operating procedures.
Other priorities...should CBP have other priorities than keeping out illegal aliens? Apparently it does. But in doing so it violates the Constitution and the law.