EPIC filed comments today against the Department of Homeland Security's REAL ID compliance requirements, noting the recent death of college basketball legend Lewis Brown, who could not afford a state identification card. The DHS prohibits individuals from flying on commercial airlines without federally approved identification documents. According to the New York Times, Brown was sick with cancer and homeless but had not yet raised enough money to pay for the ID card so that he could see his family. EPIC's letter demanded that the DHS report annually on the number of people who are prevented from seeing family members because of the ID requirement For more information, see EPIC: REAL ID.
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