Napolitano: ID law will cause airport delays

07/16/2009 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is continuing her campaign against the George W. Bush-era Real ID law, telling lawmakers to expect massive airport delays unless the requirements are changed. Starting next year, airport screeners will be required to ask for the new IDs, but few states are ready to issue them. "One can only contemplate the inconvenience in airline travel that could occur if everyone has to undergo additional screening because they don't have a Real ID-compliant driver's license," Napolitano said.

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