Is Real ID Really Necessary?
As part of an effort to protect Americans against identity theft, the federal government has introduced a law mandating that all American must present valid ID when entering certain facilities – specifically airports and public areas where security concerns have risen significantly in recent months. This new requirement aims to combat security threats within these institutions. Enacted in 2005, this act sets minimum security standards for state licenses issued for official purposes and prevents federal agencies from accepting them if they do not conform with these criteria.
Will a Real ID affect my immigration status? A Real ID would require DMV agents to make difficult judgments about someone’s legal standing within the US – this is an unnecessary and unsafe function of state government that further alienates immigrant communities from public safety and law enforcement services.
Will I need a Real ID every time I renew my license?