Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Are you a U.S. citizen? PROVE IT!

If you are pulled over for a traffic violation in Scottsdale, AZ, you will be required to prove your residency status. The article says citizenship, but you don't have to be a U.S. citizen to be in the country legally.

My thought as I read this was, first, "Good, about time." Then I wondered, "If I was pulled over, how would I prove I was in the U.S. legally?"

I don't have anything in my truck that proves my citizenship or residency status. I have a driver's license. Would this be acceptable? What about my CCW permit?

What about my father-in-law, who lives with me? A very Indio looking Mexican man who has been a naturalized U.S. citizen for over 40 years. He doesn't carry a "naturalized" certificate.

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