In a move which should come as a surprise to roughly no one the Feds have granted a one year extension to the REAL ID act meaning that NYers will still be able to board airplanes using their regular IDs, even though those documents are not REAL ID compliant.
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has granted New York State a one-year REAL ID extension.
During this extension period, any New Yorker with a standard driver license or non-driver ID will be able to board an airplane or enter a federal building without secondary identification.
I haven’t checked yet but I presume that the other four states in the same circumstances either already have or soon will receive similar extensions. Because the government can do stupid things from time to time but it really, really isn’t that stupid.
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