Keeping IDentities Safe President Brian Zimmer cited as REAL ID expert in Baltimore Sun: Zimmer said that some problems are a result of heel-dragging and opposition to REAL ID, while others are simply due to the nature of the undertaking: Since the law passed in 2005, there have been leadership changes at both at the state and national level, for example. Plus, changing how driver’s licenses are issued across the country requires getting a lot of staff and equipment up to speed, he said. Click here for the story.
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The 9/11 Commission Report recommended that the loopholes that allow for terrorists to fraudulently obtain identity documents need to be closed.
Being caught using or possessing a counterfeit ID can lead to jail time and serious fines, and result in a permanent criminal record.
The federal REAL ID Act of 2005 is an anti-terrorism law aimed at making it more difficult for terrorists and criminals to hide their identities by fraudulently obtaining a driver’s license.
Criminals are increasingly using the identity information of children to obtain driver's licenses and IDs in new names.
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