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It's the stuff of nightmares, and it may soon become a reality for thousands of air travelers in America. Here's why: On October 1, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will implement the final phase of REAL ID enforcement, requiring Americans to present a REAL ID-compliant driver's license or another acceptable form of ID (such as a passport or passport card, U.S. military ID, enhanced driver's license or a DHS trusted traveler card) to get through airport security. This change has been in the works since Congress first passed the REAL ID Act in 2005, which required every state to issue driver's licenses that meet certain security standards and prohibited the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from accepting any non-REAL ID licenses at airport security checkpoints.