Maybe I don’t fully understand this issue… but has no one from the Iroquois tribe traveled abroad in the last 9 years? Like why wasn’t this an issue in say 2002? or 2006? Why is it suddenly an issue in 2010? Every article just blames it on changes since 9/11… 2001.
Also, if the issue is that the tribally issued passports aren’t secure enough (which is what I’ve read was the issue the state department and DHS had with them) then why doesn’t the US government through them a bone and help them produce some secure passports that aren’t US passports but Iroquois with US passport-like security features? I mean I feel like its the least we can do.
Perhaps though the issue is now that other governments don’t recognize the Iroquois tribe as a sovereign nation that can issue passports? Do they recognize Taiwanese issued passports? or passports from Myanmar?