In the US last week, NY governor Eliot Spitzer teamed up with the Department of Homeland Security to implement an already Congress-approved national drivers license system meant to "deter terrorism" (currently, each US state issues a different license). NY would be one of the first states to issue the new ID which comes with passport privileges for citizens and documented residents.
Spitzer, however, also proposed a more controversial limited ID for illegal immigrants, that many are saying would unfairly label residents with an undocumented status.
The Real ID hasn't been so warmly embraced by all states. Maine has overwhelmingly and unanimously opposed the system and supports the beliefs of those who say it would enhance the risk for identity theft. Utah also added that it goes "against Jeffersonian principles of limited government." At least 6 other US states will join Maine and Utah in the opposition.