Less Than Two Days to Stop a National ID Card

The US Senate is trying to force states to adopt a National ID card: it's time to stop them. As part the debate on immigration legislation, the states will be forced to become REAL ID compliant.

States have strongly resisted this unfunded federal mandate – one that the Department of Homeland Security expects to cost more that $23 billion or almost $100 per license holder. Seventeen states have said 'no' to REAL ID – labeling it invasive, un-American, costly and an invitation to identity theft. They know it will force citizens to stand in long lines for licenses and endure numerous hassles looking for documents like birth certificates.

Now instead of listening to the states, the US Senate is trying to force them to comply through the back door. As part of immigration legislation being considered next week in the Senate, an employment verification system will be created that requires everyone to have a REAL ID in order to get a job.

There is still hope. There are two amendments that will remove REAL ID from the Senate immigration bill: take action now.

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The links do NOT work

Why bother posting this piece and suggest action by the readership when the links go dead?

Please repost with links that actually work.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Chill

Breathe, man. The links are dead because the bill is dead. Didn't you hear?

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Did we actually win one for once??

Looks like immigration err amnesty was shot down for good(at least for this legislative term) and with it the Real ID act.

Real ID seemed to play a BIG role in the immigration down fall. They decided to not allow debate to end and pretty convincingly(11 votes short of Cluture). People actually SHUT DOWN the senate phone bank.

Am I just being paranoid? Seems like anytime we win one, it's actually a loss, we just don't know it yet. I remember back from the 90's and the "know your customer laws". We shut down the house and senate switchboards back then also and thought we had drove a stake through it's heart. Only to find it as a VERY small line in the infamous Patriot Act, and it has much further and greater reach than the original ever hoped to get.

They have a 10 year sight horizon, whereas the typical US citizen has a 1 year sight. Will this come back to haunt us at some point in the future. Hate to be pessimistic but it's assured... UNLESS you know who wins!!

Robert NW Ohio
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