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Licenses will no longer be accepted as ID at federal buildings by April

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Massachusetts driver's licenses will reportedly no longer be accepted as valid proof of identification at government buildings in the spring.

The Boston Globe reports drivers licenses will not be accepted at federal buildings beginning in April. However, that will change if the state adopts the "REAL ID" program.

Under REAL ID, the Department of Homelands Security requires all states to check the citizenship or legal residency status of people applying for a driver's license or state identification. Massachusetts only requires proof of a valid social security number or legal visa.

State leaders have resisted complying with Real ID because of the cost. If Massachusetts continues to reject it, residents will eventually not be able to use their licenses to board airplanes.

FOX Undercover did a report in this issue two years ago, you can see that report here: Mass. RMV doesn't check immigration status, 45 other states do

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