Spitzer’s License Plan, Act 2

Today was a big day for Eliot Spitzer and his driver’s license plan, with an announcement that he struck a deal with the federal government to support the Real ID Act and create three forms of identification in New York.

From the governor’s press release:

As a result of this comprehensive license agreement, New York will offer three separate and secure licenses all used for different purposes – an “Enhanced Drivers License” for crossing the New York-Canadian border, a federally-approved license to fly on planes and a New York State license for driving and identification purposes.

One-time supporters in the immigration community have announced they’ll protest the governor.

 

Protest details from the New York Immigration Coalition:

What: Following today’s announcement by Governor Eliot Spitzer and Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, that New York State will embrace the federal Real ID Act, immigrant New Yorkers will protest the Governor’s decision to create a two-tiered license system that will have a devastating impact on our communities.

When: Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 12:00pm (noon)

Where: Outside the Governor’s NYC Office
633 Third Avenue @ 41st Street

Who: Members and leaders of New York’s immigrant, labor, and religious communities. Immigrant New Yorkers whose lives are impacted by the new policy.