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REAL ID - A Status Report

After 9/11, anti-immigrant fever swept the nation. This irrational fever manifested itself in various forms, most notably through the REAL ID Act (H.R. 418). Originally, it was intended to improve drivers’ license security. In reality, the act would have turned drivers’ licenses into a national ID card as it would have created a national database of all drivers and developed a common way for all licenses to be read by scanner.

According to the ACLU, use of such ID cards could then quickly spread and be used for other purposes, r