What if they stopped you?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-09-2007
What if they stopped you?
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Thu, 05-27-2010 - 6:23am


Ok, I’m talking about the new Arizona immigration law.

 

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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-06-2002
Thu, 05-27-2010 - 7:10am

That's a very difficult one.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-09-2007
Fri, 05-28-2010 - 6:58am

Well, to answer the question I wouldn’t be very upset or offended if I was stopped and asked to prove my immigration or citizenship status.

 
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-16-2001
Mon, 05-31-2010 - 1:21am

I think you and I are used to it because we've lived (well, you still live) abroad so we are used to have to carry IDs and such. ID are also obligatory here in Indonesia, and everyone always carries their ID or at the very least a photocopy of an ID.

On the other hand, having had to deal with rude bureaucrats at prefectures or consular staff at Embassies, I do find that quite a few of them have particularly offensive attitudes. It was as bad as being spit upon by a stranger in Florence, just because I was brown-coloured.

It will really depend on how they ask for the papers, I guess.












iVillage Member
Registered: 03-09-2007
Mon, 05-31-2010 - 3:13am

“It will really depend on how they ask for the papers, I guess.”

 
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-17-2004
Mon, 05-31-2010 - 6:07am
It also wouldn't bother me, but then like Lil said we are used to it because it is the norm here. I normally carry my passport with me, when I know there is little danger of losing it. Other times I carry a copy. It is just easier that way and to avoid trouble with the polizei.
Now German citizens do have ID cards. You only get this ID if you are a citizen, so therefore I cannot get it. Seems to work really well here. I haven't heard anyone complain about it. I do have a driver's license here but that is not used like in the US...actually I don't think I have ever been asked for it. Only when filling out forms that ask if I have a license.
To me the law is normal as I carry around proof that I am allowed to be in Germany. Even if it is a copy. If you are legal, then there is nothing to worry about.


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Registered: 11-16-2001
Mon, 05-31-2010 - 6:07am
Because it really isn't nice to be judged as guilty even before you can produce your papers and or can open your mouth. No one likes to be insulted first then gruffly apologized to later, especially if it's because of their race, skin-colour, etc.











iVillage Member
Registered: 03-09-2007
Mon, 05-31-2010 - 8:46am

Like I said previously, I agree with you that tone places a part in how a person might feel about it.

 
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Registered: 04-29-2003
Wed, 06-02-2010 - 1:47pm
I would be insulted because as a U.S. citizen I don't have to carry ID on me at all times.

Sarah...mommy to Janessa and Julian


iVillage Member
Registered: 03-09-2007
Thu, 06-03-2010 - 6:17am

I’m surprised you don’t always have some form of ID with you.

 
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-06-2002
Thu, 06-03-2010 - 12:08pm

We don't have ID here.

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