Publication Date: May 2007
Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): James Jay Carafano
Research Area: Government
Keywords: Homeland defense; REAL ID; driver's licenses; identity theft
Coverage: United States
REAL ID is the right answer at the right time. National standards for driver's licenses will combat crime, thwart terrorists, discourage employment of undocumented workers, and better protect the privacy of individuals. Congress needs to appropriate the funds to "kick start" the REAL ID program, and the Administration should encourage the states to implement national standards.