Thursday, June 28, 2007

Reining in Real ID

via BoingBoing,

Senate Takes Step Away from Real ID

During Wednesday's floor debate over a massive immigration bill, Real ID foes managed to preserve an amendment to prohibit the forthcoming identification card from being used for mandatory employment verification, signaling that the political winds have shifted from when the law was overwhelmingly enacted two years ago.


Politically speaking...the vote could be a turning point in the national debate over Real ID. It indicates that a majority of senators are willing to curb the controversial system, which has already led to a kind of grassroots rebellion among the states.

Yesterday New Hampshire joined South Carolina, Montana, Washington, Oklahoma and Maine in rejecting the federal Real ID Act as tantamount to requiring a national ID card.

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