The complaints are mainly about money, but one of the biggest loudmouths, California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, wants state identification for illegal aliens, and REAL ID has been a big stumbling block.
Introduced by Sens. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, and John Sununu, R-N.H., the bill would eliminate a cascade of federal driver's license standards that Congress passed last year and states must implement by May 2008.
In its place, the senators would set up a process that lets states and the federal government jointly create license standards. [...]
"The costs associated with it are out of reach for California," state Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez said during a recent trip to Washington to lobby for federal funding. "My hope is that Congress will roll it back."
Nunez and others estimate the state will have to spend at least $500 million to prepare for an estimated 15 million Californians who will have to get a new license from the Department of Motor Vehicles. [Senate bill aims to repeal 'Real ID' law, Daily News 1/23/07]
California evidently has enough spare change rolling around to give welfare benefits to illegal alien pickers affected by the freeze. But spending money to protect citizens from terrorists would interfere with the Mexican colonization agenda, as noted by Mexico's Interior Minister Santiago Creel when he expressed his displeasure that REAL ID would prevent Mexicans from getting US drivers' licenses.
Below is a photo of Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez in Mexico City, saluting the Mexican flag and its national anthem Aug. 26, 2005, showing where his loyalties lie.