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Department of Homeland Security, US Attorney General, US Congress: Stop requiring the carry of green cards at all times
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Department of Homeland Security, US Attorney General, US Congress: Stop requiring the carry of green cards at all times

    1. Petition by

      Jade Naaman

      Bellevue, WA

Current federal law makes it a crime for an adult over the age of 18 to not carry their green cards on them at all times. While this is rarely enforced, it's an unnecessary burden. Here are some issues to consider:

1. The law is backwards, written in a day and age when computers did not exist, nor were driver licenses so ubiquitous

2. Green cards can be faked, no matter how many security devices you put in them. The best way to verify someone is here legally is to electronically verify their status

3. Since law enforcement can verify someone is who they say they are, it should not be a crime (currently a misdemeanor) to not carry a green card at all times. Knowing your social security number or alien number should be enough

4. Carrying your green card around all the time is like carrying your birth certificate or passport all the time

5. The current law makes legal immigrants prone to identity thieves

6. Replacing those documents is very costly (money, time off-work, etc.) and takes a long time (4-6 months)

7. A state ID or driver's license proves who you are - this should be enough to verify legal status too since that database is online too, like that of driver's licenses

Thank you.

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    1. Reached 25 signatures

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    • John Mufich PLEASANTON, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Support from critical resources specializing in IT Security from India

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    • RAVI YERRA SUNNYVALE, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      WE HAVE ALL OTHER FORMS OF IDENTITY AND I HAVE LOST MY WALLET COUPLE OF TIME (THANK GOD MY GC WAS NOT IN THAT), HENCE I SUGGEST A PHOTOCOPY AND A VERIFIABLE PROOF OF STATUS SUCH AS DRIVING LICENSE (CALIFORNIA DMV HAS A COPY OF GC AND THEY KNOW MY STATUS IN DETAIL).

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    • Prashanth Ramanujam WHEELING, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      Identity theft

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