Skip to comments.Homeland Security Sec. Supports Weakening Driver's License Reforms Designed to Thwart Terrorists
Posted on 07/18/2009 10:54:44 AM PDT by kellynla
Opposition is growing to legislation that would weaken some of the restrictions to the Real ID act, a law that resulted from a key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission to prevent identification fraud.
The PASS ID bill, which is supported by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, eliminates security measures included in the Real ID Act, which required verification of birth certificates, Social Security numbers and immigration status before someone could get a driver's license that could be used as an identification card for federal purposes such as boarding an airplane. The purposed of the REAL ID act was to prevent ID fraud and fulfill recommendations made by the 9/11 Commission.
The Pass ID bill would not require that the birth certificate is confirmed, would leave addresses off some drivers licenses in cases where it is for their own protection and would not require that people have a valid drivers license or ID to board an airplane.
The Real ID act requires state Department of Motor Vehicles (or the driver license issuing agency) to cross check the name and information of other states, which would not be required under Pass ID.
All but one of the 19 hijackers on the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on America had multiple driver licenses. To go from Real ID to Pass ID would be to undermine the 9/11 Commissions recommendations, said Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), who sponsored the Real ID act in 2005.
This undercuts the Real ID goal, which was the goal of a combination of people from immigrant groups, the ACLU and governors that dont want to pay for it, Sensenbrenner told CNSNews.com. Real ID is essential and necessary. Most of the 9/11 terrorists had multiple drivers licenses.
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In a way this is fair. 0bama hasn’t produced his birth certificate. Why should we have to?
>>>> The Pass ID bill would not require that the birth certificate is confirmed, <<<<<
Key provision that will provide driver’s licenses to illegals.
This is all in prep for another drive for Amnesty.
Pretty damned transparent.
I guess O won’t get a Real ID unless Kenya issues a government Real ID.
My take on this as well. The amnesty wing of the government (both many Dems and some pubbies) will cheerfully sell national security and middle-class job security down the river to achieve their goals of cheap labor and an enlarged voting base.
Feh. Already sold.
If The Zero isn’t required to produce a birth certificate, why should anyone else?