Thursday, April 29, 2010
Show Your Papers!
From the Official Welcome Guide for New Immigrants provided by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services with one very important item highlighted. Under the heading of “Your Rights and Responsibilities” is this item:
Carry proof of your permanent resident status at all times.
In other words, being asked to “show your papers” is a known requirement and the official rule!
When I renewed my driver's license, I had to show my birth certificate, my passport, and I even brought along my discharge papers from the U.S. Army.