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Congress Debates Repeal of REAL ID National Identification System

Congressional Republicans are scrambling to defuse the political time bomb they created in 2005 when they allowed states to issue driver's licenses to illegal aliens � but a key Republican and author of the Real ID Act says their new bill is unconstitutional. Democrats say Republicans have only themselves to blame for the way the law reads now, given that House Republicans wrote it and forced it through Congress and onto President Bush's desk. "All's fair in political campaigns, but this is the height of demagoguery for someone who helped write the Real ID Act to then protest so loudly what a crummy law it was," said Rep. Anthony Weiner, New York Democrat.

GOP split on repeal of Real ID, Washington Times, November 14, 2007.