Letter: ID requirements are unfair




Residents of Washington state will soon need an enhanced driver’s license or ID in order to travel on commercial aircraft or to go onto a military base, as well as for other things that require certain levels of security.

I don’t understand why it costs more to get these licenses or IDs. They should cost the same as a standard license or ID. When I moved to Vancouver, I didn’t realize what the difference was between the two forms of licenses or IDs, and I opted for the less expensive, because I am frugal with my money. However, as someone who flies a lot, I will soon need to cough up extra money to fly. This isn’t about whether someone is here legally or not. It just doesn’t seem right to penalize those who are, by charging them more for an ID to prove they’re here legally.