DHS: All U.S. States Are Real ID Compliant

By Renee Boucher Ferguson  |  Posted 2008-04-04

The March 31 deadline for states to apply for an extension to the federal Real ID mandate—one that critics say amounts to the creation of a national ID card—has come and gone.

Now every state in the nation is in compliance with the mandate, whether they intended to be or not.

After a skirmish with the state of Maine in the late hours of the looming deadline—Maine, along with a handful of other states, declined to comply with the act, much less ask for an extension—the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced April 2 that all jurisdictions in the United States had complied with and met the initial RFID (radio-frequency identification) requirements.

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