Last week the Department of Homeland Security issued new requirements for so-called tamper-proof drivers' licenses. Already, states and civil liberties groups are united in protest. Soon, everyone applying for or renewing their license will need to provide more documentation to prove their identity and pay higher fees. The White House says Real ID will prevent terrorists from accessing fake IDs, but they do admit the new process will cost a lot of money – more than $14 billion to states and nearly $8 billion to citizens like you and me. So how much security do these new National Identity Cards add up to?
Guest host Barbara Bogaev discusses the issue with a former U.S. attorney and a representative from the local ACLU chapter.
former U.S. Attorney.
executive director of the San Diego and Imperial County chapters of the ACLU.