This was published after the House passed REAL ID and before the Senate and President took it the rest of the way--into law.
"Aside from the privacy implications of this show-us-your-papers Sensenbrenner approach, and the fact that governors, state legislatures and motor vehicle departments have denounced the bill as expensive and burdensome, there's another reality: Even if the Real ID Act had been in place prior to 9/11, it's unlikely that the license provisions would have prevented the attacks."
"President Bush realizes this and is pushing for a guest-worker program that would help separate people in search of employment from potential terrorists. If the Republican Congress doesn't realize that, perhaps a Presidential veto of the Real ID Act would focus its attention."
The second quote reveals a serious "mis-reading" of President Bush. If only the President had indeed been Republican enough to veto REAL ID.... But here we stand.
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