Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Passports are fast becoming a valuable tool in child support enforcement. In 1999, the Department of State began denying passports to persons who were delinquent in child support payments. According to the Associated Press states reported collecting $22.5 million in 2007, thanks to the program. Now with passports necessary for travel to Mexico and soon Canada, it is likely that the program will be responsible for collecting even more delinquent child support.