Letter To The Editor: More Details About REAL ID

By LEE GRAVES
Canon, New Mexico

I just finished reading the article from New Mexico Democrats that state that “as of right now, there is no need to obtain a passport to enter a federal facility or board a commercial flight.”

However, upon checking the DHS website (http://www.dhs.gov/real-id-enforcement-brief) it clearly states that New Mexico did not receive an extension for 2016 and will be subject to enforcement starting Jan. 16, 2016. 

Are the Democrats behind the times, or are they deliberately trying to confuse the issue? For me, I have renewed my passport so I can continue to fly commercial.

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