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The Federal Government will begin phasing in enforcement of the REAL ID Act as required by law, in a measured, fair, responsible, and achievable way.
The first phase will begin on January 20, 2014 and is limited to DHS headquarters in Washington before expanding to other Federal facilities later this year.
The fourth phase covers acceptable IDs that can be used for boarding a federally regulated commercial aircraft. Before a date for Phase 4 is set, DHS will conduct an evaluation to inform a fair and achievable timeline.
The date for implementing Phase 4 will be set after the evaluation has been complete; this phase will occur no sooner than 2016.
“States have made considerable progress in meeting the need identified by the 9/11 Commission to make driver’s licenses and other identification more secure,” says David Heyman, Assistant Secretary for Policy. “DHS will continue to support their efforts to enhance the security in an achievable way that will make all of our communities safer.”
The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, enacts one of the key recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, and requires that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act establishes minimum security standards for state issued driver licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes those documents unless DHS determines that the state meets the minimum standards.
I had to bring in my ORIGINAL, NOT A COPY, Birth Certificate. I'm 62 years old, and it took some time to find that document. I also had to, because my last name, through marriage, is not the same as on my BC, had to provide every single document of marriage, divorce, and any name changes. With original documents.not copies.
Also had to provide a bank statement with proof of address. Also had to give a certified copy of the title to my home, had to go to the court house and get a certified copy of my latest property tax bill.. Also had to provide SS card, and at least one utility bill sent to me at my home address.
One other Woman back for her 4th time, was having to provide a copy of her signed lease and apartment manager contact number...why in Gods name they needed that, I don't know.
For me, it took 3 trips to the DMV, having documents not accepted because they said the Federal Law required *certified* copies of all documents.
They then scanned every single document in and sent them to a central Federal Government Computer, bank, to do a Federal ID check on me, looking for any reason I should not get my drivers license renewed. That took 15 mins for the return approval from the Federal Computer Bank, to get my License. Then I was charged an extra $20.00 over and beyond the regular fee, for the Government to do an ID check on me...that I had to pay separately from the my State fee.
reply to post by snarky412
Seems to me the only crime is being a legal american person who still has a job and pays taxes....
If you're an illegal, IRS scamming, welfare scamming, identity thief, credit card hacker - then that's ok.
We can't catch every person at the DHS.
I remember when the iconic representation of an evil, dictatorship regime was one where you had to have your papers in order to travel anywhere within the country.
" ................ Get ready folks cuz Big Brother is coming to a DMV near you very, very soon! "
Curious, what do you mean when you say " Get ready folks " Do we smile and say thanks for keeping us safe.
Refuse to comply and accept the consequences of our actions. Pressure local Gov to refuse participation.
Any attempt to influence our alleged representatives in Congress will be ignored. Or do we suck it up and
go along to get along. My personal favorite, go to DC and toss everyone of them off the roof. My second option,
get the bloody card, disable the Bio marker [ not sure how I would do that ] and let the Gov goons figure it out.
Any Ideas on your course of action ? None of the above should be construed as confrontational or demeaning.
Thanksedit on 30-12-2013 by dazbog because: corrected quote
So I must get a tan, learn spanish, and cross the border...this will give me a free pass on everything. Holy crap, screw the real amerikkans, let the illegals roam freely...we could use some real leadership for the upcoming revolt to our wanna-be future prison guards...