The Goal of States' Enhanced Driver License Laws is a Global Database
Enhanced Driver's license laws requires states to link their databases, sharing personal-biometric information. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) quotes Robert Mocny (DHS US-Visit) as saying: DHS plans to create a "Global Security Envelope of internationality shared biometric data that would permanently link individuals with biometric ID, personal information held by governments and corporations." Mexico and Canada are already included in the national Driver License Agreement Revised June 2005 and will have access to the US database of driver license database.
National Laws Will Dictate the standards for the state's enhanced driver license law.
There are national laws intertwined with state laws on enhanced driver license laws that will also apply to the proposed Arkansas enhanced driver's license law. Note that in the national Driver License Agreement, Revised June, 2005, a 21 page agreement, that there are more countries involved in this agreement than just the United States or individual states of the US, specifically Mexico and Canada. Following is a quote from that agreement.. "Jurisdiction – A state, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, a territory or province of Canada or any state of the Republic of Mexico or the Federal District of Mexico." See page 4, number 13 at this link for that quote: http://www.ok-safe.com/files/documents/1/REAL_ID_Drivers_License_Agreement_DLA.pdf
Under General Purpose of the above agreement, page 2, number 1 in the Driver License Agreement, the first purpose is : "One driver license and one driver control record recognized by all member jurisdictions, for each driver. Number 8 of the same section, same page reads: "Uniformity among all member jurisdictions concerning the exchange of information on driver licenses, identification cards, records, convictions, withdrawals and other data related to the driver licensing process."
Other countries can also become members. On page 10, number 1 of this same Driver License Agreement, under Membership the DLA reads "Any jurisdiction is eligible for membership in the Agreement" and then proceeds to explain how other countries can join. [The object then is a global database]
This interlinked database of information will be in the hands of governments (specifically since Mexico is already named as a a jurisdiction state) in where corruption is rampant so why would terrorists and illegal aliens not be able to steal identities? It truly will be a "honey pot" for identity theft and terrorists.