Wednesday, April 2, 2008

DHS Issues Warning to Maine on Real ID

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning to Maine on the Real ID issue. Maine has until Wednesday to agree to driver's licence changes stipulated by the federal government. If not, then the Maine driver's license will no longer be accepted as a means of identification at federal buildings and airports. DHS has charged Maine as being "the weakest link" in the country on identification cards. The stumbling block is Maine's refusal to take adequate steps to require license holders to prove residency and immigration status. Read more in "DHS Issues Maine Ultimatum on Real ID", Wired.com, April 1, 2008. Letter From DHS To Maine Governor. Read the letter sent to Maine regarding non-compliance with the federal statute on Real Id. (Adobe Acrobat file).For more information click on Real ID and Maine.

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