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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

12,000 Rejected For ID's

Ann Imse at the Rocky Mountain News found out just how much fun this isn't..

Rocky reporter Ann Imse got of glimpse of Colorado's document requirements.On Monday, I learned just how tough it is to get a driver's license in this state. I discovered that even with my current license and current passport, I would not be able to renew my license. I've lived here 18 years. Department of Revenue Director Roxy Huber said my name and Social Security number would be punched into the federal Social Security database and it would reply, "No match."

That's because my parents used my middle name, Elizabeth, when they requested a Social Security number for me. I haven't used my middle name since college. My family name is so rare that I'm the only Ann Imse in the United States anyway. So Elizabeth is not on my driver's license, and it's not on my passport. But it's part of my legal name. Huber recommended I find my birth certificate. That may be easier said than done. It's filed at home under "warranties." I hope.

rocky mountain news

Colorado's top official in charge of issuing driver's licenses on Monday dismissed concerns that the state's rules make it too easy to get a state-issued ID.

Since February, the state has rejected 12,000 applicants seeking Colorado driver's licenses and identification cards, said Roxy Huber, executive director of the Colorado Department of Revenue.

Applicants must "always prove identity and lawful presence before we grant a driver's license," Huber said at a meeting with the Transportation Legislation Review Committee.

Most of the 12,000 returned with the proper records to prove they qualified for a state-issued ID, Huber said. Overall, the state has issued 282,956 ID cards and driver's licenses since February.

Huber's comments to the committee came in the wake of Gov. Bill Ritter's veto of a controversial bill that would have forced the state to accept documents that it currently doesn't allow.

House Bill 1313 would have made it easier for some applicants to prove their identity by allowing the use of insurance records, marriage certificates or tax returns.

Huber said her department has a duty to verify identity and legal U.S. residency and that the bill "would have required us to accept something that would not have provided both."

Instead, the department has established rules to handle the tough cases when applicants don't have the proper records. Those rules provide an appeals process to investigate the applications.

"What the rules do is create a process," Huber said. "What 1313 did is create a requirement

Denver Post


Anonymous said...

Last year I moved from CA to CO. I went to a local county office where there was no line for licenses and was told that I would have to get it in the county where I live...oh that is Denver, so be prepared for at least half a day. I took time off work and found the remote, but large looking DMV office. I went in and presented my valid CA license, and just for backup, my passport. I was told that was not sufficient. I was told to get proof of my birth in the US. I spent most of one night going through old boxes and finally found my birth document. It was given me by my mother and was signed by the hospital. I again took off of work and went to the DMV. I presented the evidence of my birth in Los Angeles County. I was told that was not proof of birth in the US!! I needed my LA County birth certificate. It was now getting towards the expiration of my CA drivers license, and I had gone to South Carolina and did all sorts of transactions, such as boarding planes, with the identification that still had my residence address from several years ago. Not as up to date as a valid Colorado driver's license, where I had been living for now 5 months, without being able to get a legal identification. I tried to talk with a supervisor at the DMV and was blown off with a copy of a page from their regulations, no empathy there.
Once I got a certified copy of my birth certificate from CA, I took another day off from work to go sit in the hard chairs for only 2 hours...there were so many rejections the line was not that long, that day.
My friend was able to get three different colorado identifications with different names and different addresses, and different license numbers, for a few bucks, easily made...go figure.

Anonymous said...

說起這位明英宗朱祁鎮 真是好有一比:在北京高峰時酒店經紀段開車:生不完的氣。

先說年號問題,明朝皇帝在位時間再長, 酒店兼差年號也只有一個,惟獨他特殊,在位總共不過十五年,年號卻有兩個,前一個叫正統,後一個叫天順。倒不是因為他非要搞特權,兩個年號之間, 禮服店是由一大堆可氣的事串起來的。

先說正統朝,差不多是地球酒店打工人都知道的,這麼多的忠良幹才他不信任,偏寵信一個教書先生出身的太監王振, 一幹閹党把國家禍害得烏煙瘴氣。後來瓦剌犯邊,忠臣良將的苦勸不聽,偏聽死太監攛掇,非要御駕親徵, 合法酒店經紀帶著幾十萬人牛氣哄哄出了長城,按說既然親徵你就好好 打啊,他不,走到半道又後悔了,連敵人影 酒店工作都沒見著就撤兵,撤兵麼撤得快點啊,跑還沒跑成,讓人家圍在土木堡包了餃子,稀裏糊塗一場 酒店上班混戰,幾十萬大軍全死 光,連本人也當了俘虜。丟人到如此,實在可氣。

英宗被抓到蒙古高原上去啃生羊肉了, 酒店兼職爛賬總要有人收拾。皇帝讓人綁了,敵人打到家門口了,總不成學宋朝 來個衣冠南渡吧!還好喝酒 有他親弟弟給他收拾,弟弟朱祁鈺繼承帝位,改年號為景泰,可氣的正統朝總算結束了。景泰帝信用 酒店PT良臣于謙,成功組織北京保衛戰打垮敵 人,再運用外交壓力,逼得酒店喝酒 瓦剌把英宗放回來當太上皇,總算不用學宋徽宗那樣客死他鄉。折騰半天,祖宗江山差點丟了不說 禮服酒店,皇位也折騰沒了。這樣的鬧劇,怪不 得別人。

雖是傻事敗事一籮筐,但傻人總算有傻福,雖說皇位沒了, 台北酒店經紀命還是保住了,回來舒舒服服過太上皇的日子倒也 不交際應酬 錯,可他不消停,拉幫結派培植私人勢力,幾年後趁著弟弟病重搞了場“奪門之變”。奪粉味 回了皇位不說,上臺第一件事就是殺掉了功臣于謙。並把當初北京保衛戰 的功臣們來了個大清洗,掌握朝政大權的都是徐有貞、石亨、曹吉祥等一幫姦險小人。雖然過了沒幾年,這幾個人也被明英宗清算,下獄的下獄(石亨),充軍的充 軍(徐有貞) 寒假打工,被殺的被殺(曹吉祥),可明朝的政治氣象,還是一片烏煙瘴氣。

皇位奪回來了,自然就要改年號。於是,明英宗 兼差改年號為天順。從正統年到天順年,打敗仗,殺忠良,寵小人,亂國家,儘是他辦的敗事, 酒店小姐每每讀史到此,不知有多少人氣得 酒店公關直哆嗦。

可正統朝的事畢竟年頭遠了,真正給後 暑假打工世攢下麻煩的,是天順朝。

“天順”麼,按字面意思,自然有風調雨順的意思。 打工從這個意義上說,“天順”朝時代的明朝,運氣還真不 壞,別的且不說,單說綁過明英宗票的瓦剌,那在土木堡創下台北酒店經紀擊敗明朝幾十萬大軍,活捉明朝皇帝偉業的瓦剌首領也先,沒死在大對頭明朝手裏,倒在內戰中被一刀 砍死。到了天順朝時期,瓦剌又和鄰居韃靼打個不停,因此,雖然少了良將於謙,但終天順一朝的邊 酒店境形勢,還算是太平無事。