What Would the Real ID Act Mean for California?

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As part of the appropriations bill for Iraq, Congress is considered almost certain next week to pass the so-called "Real ID" measure. It has nothing at all to do with Iraq but, in the interests of national security, it would ban drivers' licenses for illegal immigrants and requires that states enforce its provisions. If they don't, their drivers' licenses can't be used to board airplanes. The National Council of State Legislatures says it means bureaucratic nightmares at DMV's all over the country. We learn what that will mean for California and illegal immigrants who are driving without insurance from Steve Gourley, former Director of the California DMV, and Angelica Salas, Executive Director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.
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San Francisco Chronicle article on Governor submitting signatures for ballot initiatives

The Real ID Act (HR 418)

Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004

CHIRLA on the Real ID Act

Media Ownership and Media Bias: A Crisis in the Newsroom



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