- Here is the latest back-door attempt to force the implementation
of "The Real ID Cards"...
- What should be remembered is that the costs and resposnsibilites
of ID THEFT have always belonged to the corporations that issue credit
cards: They have never offered to even help much less to 'go after' those
that commit this very common crime. Instead, because they have REFUSED
to assist those who have been vicitms - they are lending their support
now to this ever stricter, ever-more invasive ID, for every American
- This report shows us how complicit the credit and loan
companies as well as the BANKS are being - by backing the feral governments'
attempt to imprison the public further: By forcing us all into
using this high-tech version of a draconian "papers-please" system
that will destroy all rights to any personal privacy anywhere in this country.
- I've been fighting this since it came out (5-5-05) and
I haven't been alone in this: But if this is to be avoided then this piece
of garbage needs to be TERMINATED permanently by cutting off all their FUNDING
- from any source.
- ----- Original Message -----
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- To: email@example.com
- Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 4:21 AM
- Subject: Report: Implementing REAL ID
- Implementing REAL ID
- Less Expensive, Doable, and Helpful in Reducing Fraud
- WASHINGTON (January 10, 2011) By May 2011, all
states must be in compliance with the first 18 security benchmarks of the
federal secure driver's license law known as the REAL ID Act. REAL ID was
prompted by the fact that the 9/11 hijackers acquired a total of 30 state-issued
IDs and driver's licenses in order to embed themselves here (and board
- The Center for Immigration Studies has published a review
of the current state of REAL ID: 'REAL ID Implementation: Less Expensive,
Doable, and Helpful in Reducing Fraud' was prepared by Janice Kephart,
a former 9/11 Commission counsel and currently the Center's National Security
Policy Director. The paper is online at www.cis.org. Among the findings:
- REAL ID has proven easier and less expensive to implement
than previously believed. Using actual state budget numbers, total one-time
costs to implement REAL ID's 18 security benchmarks, for all states combined,
could be as low as $350 million and not likely to exceed $750 million.
- These numbers are significantly less than the one-time
costs of at least $1 billion that the National Governors Association (NGA),
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), and the American Association
of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) claimed in 2006.
- Eleven states are already fully compliant with REAL ID's
18 security benchmarks, ahead of the May 2011 deadline. Another eight states
are close behind.
- The legal presence of applicants is being checked in
all but two states, up 28 states from 2006. Every state is now checking
Social Security numbers.
- Some states were able to achieve full compliance in less
than a year, and other state costs came in significantly below the projections
which have been used for years to denigrate REAL ID's feasibility.
- Compliant states are finding REAL ID to be helpful in
reducing fraud by criminals and illegal aliens shopping for the easiest
driver's license issuance rules. Motor vehicle departments using REAL ID
standards are also increasing criminal investigations of those who have
traditionally used driver's license systems to commit identity theft and
operate illegally under multiple identities.
- Regulatory proposals from the NGA, NCSL, and AAMVA, slated
for an upcoming lobbying campaign, incorporate language from Homeland Security
Secretary Janet Napolitano's failed 2009 PASS ID Act, which sought to repeal
much of REAL ID.
- Secretary Napolitano in November 2010 ordered an internal
review with the goal of using the regulatory process to change REAL ID
requirements after the failure of PASS ID.
- The paper also includes a chart listing for every state
the current status of implementation, federal grant monies issued to date,
and costs of compliance, where available.
- # # #
- The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent
non-partisan research institution that examines the impact of immigration
on the United States.
- Contact: Janice Kephart, 202-466-8185, firstname.lastname@example.org