Sunday, April 17, 2005
Our Newest Contributor-Welcome William Dipini, Jr.
- By William Dipini Jr.
The loony Leftists have been expending an inordinate amount of energy towards distorting facts about the Real ID Act. With a plethora of facts afloat regarding how effortless it was for 9/11 hijackers to acquire driver licenses, and how illegal aliens have been abusing our immigration system, one would think that the insipid Leftist mantra would cease.
The Real ID Act (H.R. 418), sponsored by James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), establishes minimum standards that states must follow before issuing state driver licenses and other types of identification. It affords judges the authority to determine the credibility of asylum seekers; and it makes it easier to deport illegal immigrants.
The bill mirrors the suggestions put forth by the 9/11 Commission: "The federal government should set standards for the issuance of birth certificates and sources of identification, such as driver's licenses."
All but one of the nefarious hijackers used driver's licenses to board our nation's airplanes. The lack of rational ID standards and loopholes in the immigration system killed over 5,000 Americans on 11 September 2001............
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