Governors speak out against REAL ID
Citing costs and an unconstitutional infringement on state laws, the nation’s governors are fuming over the recently authorized REAL ID Act. The act requires states develop standardized state driver’s licenses and requires that states verify license applicants are US citizens or legal residents.
TYL has previously called for the REAL ID Act to be reformed or repealed to protect the privacy of all Americans stating:
REAL ID poses some very serious privacy concerns. Our freedom is predicated on our ability to act freely. If we can be continuously monitored, we can’t be free. Clearly this isn’t the intent of REAL ID. But it could very well be its effect. The only way to avoid a society where we are continually monitored is to oppose the steps that will lead us there.
TYL believes REAL ID is an undue infringement on our right to privacy and supports state efforts to challenge the constitutionality of the REAL ID Act.