“On Monday, the DHS announced it would not begin enforcing REAL ID requirements until May 2025. After fifteen years of delays due to opposition in the states, the rules requiring a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license to board airlines and access federal facilities were supposed to go into effect in May 2023.”

Analyst Comment: DHS has struggled to get acceptance by states to real ID. This highlights the challenges coming down the road as the feds and private businesses attempt to enact standardized digital identification systems across the country.