Stop Real ID Coalition: Napolitano wants EDL's for All StatesSubmitted by humanic on Fri, 02/27/2009 - 23:36
This is the most recent update of the Stop Real ID Coalition:
The top link above strongly suggests that the soon to be Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano will push back implementation of The Real ID Act 2005 again once again or more likely ask Congress to scrap the law. Currently Real ID is scheduled to begin implementation 31 December 2009 (original planned implementation date 11 May 2008). Incredulous is the word that comes to mind when thinking of what Secretary Napolitano is seriously considering. EDL's (Enhanced Driver's Licenses) for all states. RFID and biometrics for each of us. No longer a state's driver's license but an international driver's license. AAMVA (American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, an international organization by their own admission) and the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization-an agency of the United Nations) are celebrating today as our nation's sovereignty, state's rights and citizen's right to representation are quickly becoming words that historians will speak about but our children will have no personal knowledge of.
Many states believing Real ID would be implemented have already adopted Real ID standards including the requirement to adopt international standards for the driver's licenses including international standards for the digital facial image (photo). Some states even prior to 2005 had already moved to meet these international standards. Real ID was never about security but rather enrollment into a global biometric identification system that linked a person's body to their ability to buy and sell. Those that referred to Real ID as a national ID did not mention that AAMVA (American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators), an international organization was named the backbone and hub of Real ID by the DHS in the final rules. Those that called Real ID a national ID did not address the fact that on page 68 of the NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking) is in small print, a footnote that reads "17 The relevant ICAO standard is ICAO 9303 Part 1 Vol 2, specifically ISO/IEC 19794-5 - Information technology - Biometric data interchange formats - Part 5: Face image data, which is incorporated into ICAO 9303". Your photo, on your state driver's license was required to meet the adopted standard of the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), an agency of the United Nations. Yes, Real ID was about national ID but much, much, more-international ID.