Tag: real id

The Latest: New Mexico Senate panel OKs REAL ID ‘compromise’

The latest on New Mexico lawmakers’ REAL ID debate (all times local): 7:15 p.m. A key New Mexico Senate committee has passed a bill lawmakers called a “compromise” aimed at making New Mexico compliant under the federal REAL ID Act. Senators voted 8-1 to combine a bipartisan bill with a recently passed version out of […]

Swede becomes first person to board a plane with just a wave of his hand

As throngs of weary travellers streamed through one of Europe’s busiest travel hubs, the female security guard at Stockholm Arlanda Airport looked up at Andreas Sjostrom, confused.   Somehow, without a boarding pass or even a smartphone, Sjostrom had managed to activate her scanner, and the system was telling her to let him in.   […]

Real ID | 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidates

What do the Democratic Candidates Believe About Real ID / E-Verify? Y= for N= against   Hillary Clinton: RI=Y / EV=? Hillary Clinton Pledges to ‘Fight for Comprehensive Immigration Reform’, Expand Executive Amnesty “I will fight for comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship for you and for your families across our country,” she said. […]

REAL ID Act Noncompliance Affects Military Base Visitors

Unsuspecting tourists, parents coming to town for ship homecomings and even some pizza delivery drivers could start having trouble getting onto military bases.   Residents of five states and a U.S. territory no longer can use driver’s licenses to gain access to military installations because they don’t comply with Department of Homeland Security regulations. Licenses […]

Real ID | 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates

What do the Republican Candidates Believe About Real ID / E-Verify? Y= for  N= against   Ben Carson: RI=? / EV= Y* In July 2014, Dr. Carson didn’t mention *E-Verify by name, but he did say that employers should face harsh punishments for hiring illegal aliens: “You have to reduce the incentive for people to […]

Federal reps want to put brakes to Real ID

Montana’s congressional delegation said Tuesday it has introduced legislation in the House and Senate repealing federal mandates for driver’s licenses included in the Real ID Act of 2005. The “Repeal Real ID Act” proposed by Republicans Rep. Ryan Zinke and Sen. Steve Daines and Democratic Sen. Jon Tester is comparable to legislation Daines introduced in […]

World Review

6th Trumpet U.S. Hopes Russia and Iran will Help in Syria Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Obama administration hopes Russia and Iran will play a positive role in Syria and back a political transition for the country to end the current conflict. Kerry said Russian and Iranian support for Syrian President Bashar […]

Bringing Massachusetts into compliance with federal Real ID Act to impact travel, building access

Want to board a domestic flight without a passport? By no later than 2020, you’ll need to secure a new Massachusetts “Real ID.” Ditto if you want to enter a federal building, or tour the White House.   Gov. Charlie Baker filed legislation on Wednesday that aims to bring Massachusetts into compliance with the federal […]

Idaho still waiting for REAL ID extension

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has not responded to Idaho’s latest request for an extension from enforcing tougher federal ID requirements for those who want access to certain federal buildings and eventually commercial flights, according to the Idaho Transportation Department.   This means Idaho is in a temporary limbo as officials anticipate approval even […]

Louisiana gets extension to implement real ID standards

Louisiana has been granted an extension to comply with the Real ID Act of 2005, giving the state more time before authorities refuse the use of the current state drivers’ licenses to get access to courthouses, military bases and other government facilities.   An update released Friday from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said starting October 10, […]