President Trump: REAL ID deadline will be pushed back due to COVID-19 crisis
LOS ANGELES - President Donald Trump announced Monday that the federal government will push back the approaching deadline for REAL ID compliance due to the COVID-19 crisis.
President Trump did not say what the new deadline was but said it will be announced: "very soon."
The California DMV tweeted: "Due to COVID19 REALID enforcement date has been extended. Details to follow."
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Under the law, Americans are required to visit their state’s Department of Motor Vehicles and obtain a REAL ID-compliant card, or alternative such as a U.S. passport, if they want to fly domestically or access federal facilities.
The nation’s governors have urged the Department of Homeland Security to extend the REAL ID deadline for no less than a year.
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The Associated Press contributed.