DHS Announces New License Security Standards

"I'm frankly still waiting to hear the ACLU or somebody else get up and explain why we're better off as a society if when someone presents a license to get on an airplane, they can pretend to be somebody else, or they can lie about their identity," he said.

The secretary went on to add that the program gives local DMV offices further defense so they don't "become victimized by people who try to get phony driver's licenses."

As for those DMV offices, wait times are expected to increase. An impact analysis by the National Governors Association from 2006 noted, "To comply with the requirement that all [driver's licenses/identification] card holders reverify their identity with the state, individuals must gather and present all their identification documents, which may more than double the length of time they spend at their DMVs."

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