New ID plans in the future

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New ID plans in the future

Joshua Neyes, Review Writer

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In the upcoming year there will be a new law enforced by October 1, 2020. You will need to get your ID updated to have a star on the top right of your ID. What it does is allow you to fly anywhere in the United States freely because that’s TSA will be looking for. Currently, all 50 states are either compliant or have extensions, meaning none of these residents need alternative identification.

There are 28 states that are now Real ID compliant, including Texas, Ohio, Florida, Nevada and Colorado, while 26 states and territories have been granted extensions until Oct. 10, 2018 by the department. In order to get a Real ID-compliant license, residents must physically go to a D.M.V. office with their identification documents such as a birth certificate and passport. What my thoughts on this new law is that I think it is important to buff up the security for airports because it will help everyone feel more safe on the flight. I also think that it is not harmless anyway because all you’re doing is just getting a star on your ID so it’s not that bad.

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