The REAL ID Act has been endlessly controversial. Because of its costs to taxpayers, the burdens it would place on native-born citizens, the harm it would do to privacy, and its dubious security benefits, more than 15 states have passed bills or resolutions calling for its repeal, asking for changes, or outright refusing to implement this national ID system. Congress may soon consider whether to spend billions of dollars attempting to entice states back into the REAL ID system. Jim Harper discusses REAL ID at a Capitol Hill Briefing entitled “Funding the REAL ID Act: Improved Homeland Security or More Washington Waste?”
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