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Old 04-24-2016, 07:33 PM
JRDelirious JRDelirious is offline
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Originally Posted by jasg View Post
Sadly, this is not true for many citizens of the US - and getting that documentation can be amazingly difficult.
Yes, it has been touched upon at length on the thread on voter-ID/suppression.
Schnitte, as mentioned a bit earlier in the thread, the US does not have one universal ID document that is proof of your identity, citizenship and lawful residency and follows you through life. Heck, whoever proposes creating that openly will be shouted out of the room in either party.
To complicate things further, some of the ID-establishing documents such as birth certificates, depending on your home state, are managed at not even the state but the county level. Add to that the sprawl and displacement of the US and it means you have a lot of people for whom gathering together the paperwork is a greater hassle.