April 12, 2005

The Washingtons Post’s views on the REAL ID Act: “As we’ve written before, the House provisions, known as the Real ID Act, are an unfortunate mishmash of policies, none of which constitutes a solution to the problem of illegal immigration. Instead of tackling the issue head-on, the provisions would make it more difficult for people to seek asylum in this country, even though asylum-seekers represent a tiny proportion of illegal immigrants; prevent states from making their own policies on driver’s licenses; and allow the homeland security secretary to waive, at his sole discretion, environmental laws that have hampered the construction of a fence along the southern border near San Diego.”

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