DHS has made it much cheaper for states to implement REAL ID in its final rules (Part 1 and Part 2). But the question remains: Is it enough to quell the rising state revolt against the cost of secure IDs?
A bill (H.R. 2431) introduced by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) would make it a federal crime to use falsified travel documents. Under the measure, it would be illegal to produce, transfer, possess, or use false travel documents. The bill would also provide training for transportation security officers on the best methods to identify false documents.