With appropriate respect JR, I don't believe that is a fair characterization of passports or RealID act.
What do you object to in the following: (the essential elements, in non-legalese)
Provide standards for driver's licenses and ID cards
- Yep, this is effectively a National ID card. Doesn't bother me. There's less info on here than my last tax return. This will use digital cryptographic standards to make forgery very difficult, if not impossible for most any skilled forger. Unlike the ACLU's page on this act, it really does makes ID theft more difficult. By the way, can you tell me if my current Rhode Island / Alaska / Puerto Rico drivers license is legit, or even looks like the real thing.
Reduce the paperwork overhead for building border fences
- News flash: Some government agencies don't work well together - This changes that
Tighten rules for asylum seekers and aliens suspected of terrorist activities
- For legit asylum seekers who really do face persecution if they return home, it doesn't change that much, but makes it more difficult for someone to claim persecution for the primary purpose of staying in the US.
Changes "catch and release" programatics
- This has been almost comical as illegal aliens get caught, request a hearing, get a court date, then are released onto the streets, with no legal means of support, but are legally here until their court date, which could be months. Gee, I wonder how they support themselves...
Funds some small border security pilot projects
- Nothing compared to the size of Secure Border Initiative
Changing visa limits for temporary workers
- Different views here, adds some, restricts some, Australians win big on this one
So Im curious, which of these RealID components do you object to?