Posted by highlysuspect on April 29, 2008 in politics, Will's articles |

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April 29, 2008


Immigration: Real ID

This week the Senate is expected to hold a hearing on the Real ID program.
Under the program, states are required to verify the identity and
citizenship of anyone trying to receive identification documents. Forms of
identification such as driver’s licenses would be affected by the program.
Any state not in compliance with Real ID regulations would not have its
IDs recognized by the federal government. Residents of these states would
be unable to use their IDs to board a plane or enter a federal building.

Gentlemen, This is an absurd piece of legislation! The Federal Government
is not there to punish individual American citizens for the actions of its
State Legislatures! How dare you even consider this! As an American
citizen, If I currently have a valid identification card issued by my
state, the federal government has no business unilaterally voiding it, FOR
ANY REASON! The federal government is responsible for keeping track of
illegal immigrants not individual states. The congress and the President
are responsible for enacting legislation to stop illegals entering this
country. To refuse to accept or acknowledge valid state ids’ based
on this idiocy is completely stupid. Why not void the constitution while
you’re at it?


Willard W Masters


1 Comment

  • highlysuspect says:

    This is a response from Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania:

    Dear Mr. Masters:

    Thank you for taking the time to contact me in regards to the REAL ID Act of 2005. I appreciate hearing from all Pennsylvanians about the issues that matter most to them.

    The Identification Security Enhancement Act of 2007, which includes a repeal of the REAL ID Act of 2005, was introduced by Senators Akaka, Alexander, Leahy, Tester, Baucus and Sununu on February 28, 2007. This legislation is currently being considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which I am not a member. Please be assured that should this bill come before the full Senate for consideration, I will have your views in mind.

    Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future about this or any other matter of importance to you.

    If you have access to the Internet, I encourage you to frequently visit my web site, http://casey.senate.gov. In the months ahead, I will continue to develop the site in order to allow you to stay up-to-date on my work in Washington. If you wish to e-mail me, you can do so on the web site.

    Bob Casey
    United States Senator

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