Monday, February 2, 2009

Maine Seeks to Repeal Real ID

Some in Legislature say they will attempt to repeal Real ID requirements

Now opponents are hoping to repeal parts of the law. And they're hoping the change to a Democratic presidential administration will result in changes to the national law, known as Real ID.

"It really centers around what I see as an erosion of our freedom, our liberties," said state Sen. Dennis Damon, D-Trenton, who is submitting legislation to change the state law. "The supposed safety benefit coming out of this does not balance out with the loss of who we are, and our freedoms."

Under the Maine law, applicants for driver's licenses must prove they are they are state residents and that they are in the country legally. [MORE]

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