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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