The Real ID Act

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The Real ID Act will prohibit drivers' licenses for illegal immigrants, and supporters say it will make America safer. Opponents claim it will never work-that it's blatantly anti-immigrant and an abuse of Congressional power. State Legislatures contend they can't afford to enforce immigration law, and predict longer waiting lines at the DMV. On "To the Point"--the pros and cons of the Real ID Act. Why is a measure with so much impact being passed without formal debate in either the House or the Senate?
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Warren Olney