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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 07:29 PM
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Driver's Licenses Won't Be Valid At Airports
POSTED: 12:18 pm MST November 23, 2009
UPDATED: 12:47 pm MST November 23, 2009

In less than six weeks, the federal government will be treating New Mexicans as foreigners, as your state driver's license may no longer get you through airport security.

New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Secretary Rick Homans said a new federal law called "The Real ID Law" is putting your driver's license in jeopardy to be used for travel security.

"Right now it's a game of chicken, between the federal government and the state governments," Homans said.

The Bush administration passed the law, designed to stop terrorists from entering the country, after Sept. 11, 2001. All 50 states have to comply with its regulations by Jan. 1, 2010 ...

http://www.koat.com/news/21701109/detail.html
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bluevoter4life Donating Member (387 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 12:19 AM
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1. So then what the hell are we going to use?
I have no reason to carry my passport unless I'm flying internationally. Bullshit.
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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 03:47 PM
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2. Maybe it's an expansion of the "Terrorist Watch List" (nt)
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-02-09 12:33 PM
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3. I understand only half of the states
currently have driver's licenses which meet the b.s. federal standards.

I sincerely doubt that the airlines will themselves put up with it.
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Matt St John Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 04:47 PM
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4. International
I just got back from Ecuador.. I used my DL and had no issues... I got back on the 17th...
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