REAL I.D. Delay Requested by a Group Representing Airports
The deadline for you to get your REAL I.D. is October 1, 2020. According to the United States Government's Homeland Security website, here's what to expect as of October 1 regarding REAL? I.D.s
Federal agencies, including DHS and TSA, may only accept state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards as identification for purposes of accessing federal facilities - including TSA airport security checkpoints - if the license or card was issued by a REAL ID-compliant state in accordance with the REAL ID security standards (meaning the license or card must include the REAL ID-compliant star marking). Enhanced Driver’s Licenses (EDL) issued by Washington, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, and Vermont are considered acceptable alternatives to REAL ID-compliant cards and will also be accepted for official REAL ID purposes. Most EDLs do not contain the star marking and this is acceptable.
According to nbcchicago.com, despite the deadline, a group representing airports (The Airports Council International-North America) has asked for a delay, citing serious problems regarding TSA operations relative to the new REAL I.D. requirements in order for passengers to board a plane.