Updated: Tuesday, 04 Dec 2012, 8:33 AM MST
Published : Friday, 11 Dec 2009, 12:46 PM MST
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - New Mexicans will not run into problems when they use their drivers' licenses to get through airport security next year, according to the state's two U.S. senators.
Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., said they've been assured that the deadline for the Real ID act will be pushed back.
Real ID calls for states to make it harder for illegal immigrants to get drivers licenses and ID cards.
However 36 states, including New Mexico, will not meet the Dec. 31 deadline.
Unless the deadline is pushed back, people in those states would have to have passports to fly.