Skip to comments.Inaction on driver's licenses threatens ID use
Posted on 02/08/2014 9:27:21 AM PST by moonshinner_09
State Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr yesterday repeated his insistence that Gov. Deval Patrick bring Massachusetts into compliance with the 2005 federal law stiffening requirements on the issuance of drivers licenses before Bay State residents are prevented from using their licenses as IDs for everyday acts, such as when boarding airplanes or entering some federal facilities.
Massachusetts remains one of 12 states not in compliance with the law that was passed in the aftermath of 9/11 and is aimed at strengthening the integrity of states drivers licenses and state-issued identification most specifically by demanding that states verify citizenship before issuing the licenses.
That doesnt mean that our drivers licenses wont be valid in Massachusetts as a drivers license, Tarr said yesterday. But it means the federal government no longer has to accept them, as of April, for identification purposes. It means a lot, in my opinion, that a federal agency wouldnt recognize a Massachusetts drivers license.
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I am close enough to the issuing of RealID cards to know that it is a king-sized mess.
If you want a federally recognized ID, get a passport. Then you’ll just need a driver’s license for driving, purchasing real Actifed type products, and buying a beer in a backwater.
To be fair shouldn’t Americans get licenses like illegals can whom lived state more than a year and only need to furnish utility bill, rental lease, or similar document.?
Yes, it seems that’s possible to do in more than 12 states. Are the DMV employees simply looking the other way, or is there something here I don’t understand?