Ten years after 9-11 and seven years after the act was passed, it’s hard to make an argument that the REAL ID Act is essential.
Meanwhile, there are other reasons besides noncompliance with the REAL ID Act — such as New Mexico’s status as a magnet for people across the nation who are fraudulently seeking identification — that continues to make it good policy for the Legislature to get off the dime and repeal New Mexico’s driver’s license law in the upcoming 2013 session.
This editorial first appeared in the Albuquerque Journal. It was written by members of the editorial board and is unsigned as it represents the opinion of the newspaper rather than the writers.
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