Idaho Cooperates with Homeland Security on National ID


Jim Harper
Cato Institute
July 19, 2013

In June 2011, I noted here how a new cardless national ID system was forming up using state driver license data.

It hasn’t gone very far. Passage of an immigration reform bill containing a national E-Verify requirement would slam down the gas pedal.

But a few days ago, Idaho became the third state in the union to sign up for the Department of Homeland Security’s RIDE (Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify) program, which is administered by the ID-friendly American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. Idaho joins Mississippi and Florida in volunteering state driver information to the DHS.

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