posted on May, 13 2012 @ 09:59 AM
My grandma was just telling us how she went to renew her and her husband's license. She went to the DMV, bringing her marriage licenses and any other
info she had. She needed the license because like many from the 1950's era, she changed her name to her husband's last name when she married. They
have a marriage license from the state of New York and from the synagogue where they were married. All original documents dating back to the 1950's.
But she was told that these documents were not "official enough" and wouldn't pass through new policy. There wasn't an issue for years and now all
of a sudden there is. I've seen the documents, they look pretty official to me. Apparently this is a new policy to deal with people who fraudulently
change their names.
She was able to renew their licenses but they are going to go on the no-fly list (and no Amtrak list) as of 2014 because of this policy. Now she
might write to New York and have them issue her a new marriage certificate or find a "more official" older one. But the fact is, she's not sure
because it's a big hassle and not sure if she's going to travel.
This is very troublesome because I'm sure we're not the only ones dealing with this and many others might opt to just not get more official
documents. My grandparents are not terrorists and are textbook Americans. My grandpa served during the Korean war and my grandma stayed home to raise
kids. They were both born and raised in America. So what do you think, ATS? Have you heard of this before and what is your reaction?