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WASHINGTON, D.C – Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assistant Secretary for Policy announced today that DHS will begin a systematic and tailored enforcement of the REAL ID rules during calendar year 2013. Based on a review of progress in states that have submitted detailed compliance documents, DHS has determined that Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming have met the Act’s requirements. The Department commended these states, while warning the other states that they need to continue to make substantial progress meeting the rules or face enforcement actions.
Beginning in January, Louisiana will join 26 other states that will require a passport for entry into federal buildings and all commercial flights, no matter their destination. The change stems from the 2005 "Real ID" law, which went into effect in 2008. The bill paved the way for a universal identification system across the country, but several states including Louisiana opted out of the program.
"Your driver's license would essentially become an ID number that could be swiped and scanned on either a federal building, bank, getting on or boarding an airplane," Geymann said. "We were very concerned about identity theft, the privacy, who was going to be capturing the data and who would have their hands on that information that would be very personal."
Your current Florida license or ID card will continue to be valid as identification for federal purposes until December 1, 2014 for individuals born after December 1, 1964 and December 1, 2017 for everyone else.
After the 2014 and 2017 dates, Federal agencies will no longer accept a driver license or ID card unless it is Real ID compliant. This means you will not be allowed to board commercial flights or enter federal facilities unless you have a REAL ID compliant document.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Hey.. I can't help it. I have to ask......
There is another thread up right now about how Illinois is issuing drivers licenses to criminal aliens within the year. So, pray tell....while Missouri residents like me will apparently be denied anything requiring a "Real ID" all nice and formal like, may I assume Illinois is issuing the proper one to illegals?
Oh... I don't know if I even want to know but the end result would be the ultimate slap across the face wouldn't it? A criminal alien may very well be able to board a plane or enter a Federal building and a natural american citizen cannot because of the state one lives in for ID issuance policies vs. federal mandate.
They've all gone insane.edit on 28-1-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)
Illinois officials said there are 250,000 unlicensed immigrants in their state, and licensing and insuring half of them would save state drivers $46 million a year in premium payments.
How a new policy would mesh with the federal Real ID law remains to be seen.
Proponents say it will allow an estimated 250,000 individuals unlawfully residing in the state to apply for a three-year temporary driver's license and require them to get training and insurance.
Passport Card Attributes
Aside from meeting the criteria for a Real ID, a US passport card is also an enhanced ID. This form of identification also meets the standards outlined in the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. The US Customs and Border Protection, the folks checking your id when you come back into the USA, have a list of certified WHTI IDs
* Limited Use – As mentioned earlier, passport cards are only good for travel across certain land and sea borders. They are a valid Real ID and will allow the bearer to board a domestic flight.
*Validity – Passport cards, like passports are valid for ten years for adults and five years for Minors under 16.
*RFID Chip – Passport cards, like passports have a radio chip in them that enables it to be read by a vicinity radio scanner. Passport details are stored in the chip.
* Biometric Information – Passport cards contain a compressed image of the bearer’s face, other items like fingerprints and retinal scans are not included in the card.
Originally posted by havok
Q. Does a compliant DL/ID card look different that a non-compliant DL/ID card?
A: Yes, but not by much. The overall appearance is the same; however, a compliant DL/ID card is distinguishable by the GOLD STAR in the upper right hand corner of the DL/ID card, and a non-compliant card is distinguishable by the phrase "Not for Federal Identification" printed in the upper margin of the DL/ID card.
Quoted from your excerpt and emphasis mine...
I remember a history lesson about stars aligning with identification purposes...
One was for identifying a jew.
Another is for identifying a federal citizen.
I certainly don't like the idea of using another gold star for identification.
I'm not saying...I'm just saying...