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Is it racist to ask someone to show their proof of citizenship?

Why? BTW every time I apply for a job I have to show proof of citizenship, and I was born in the US. I didn't have to do that before there were millions of illegals. I'm white not Hispanic.

Asked By: - 5/13/2010
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A 150 person company I worked in in 1978 wanted to clean out the illegals. The state told them that they could if they asked everyone from the president to the janitor that the next day they had to prove it was legal for them to work in the US. The next day, 23 people vanished, never saw them again. But we almost... More
Answered By: Keith - 5/14/2010
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no, because a lot of employers do that to make sure you can legally work in your country
Answered By: La - 5/13/2010
 
nope
Answered By: SiggySmalls - 5/13/2010
 
If a company gets audited and someone illegal is working there they get in trouble. Asking everybody to show proof is not being singled out.
Answered By: Funny Guy - 5/14/2010
 
No. I suppose if I get pulled over for speeding I can go scream sexism, that I was just being picked on because I am a woman, not because I was breaking the law...But really the officer is going to want my ID, he is going to want to know who I am and if I don't have it, then I should expect consequences.
Answered By: FLbeachGrl - 5/14/2010
 
...the LAW covers ALL person(s), it doesn't matter who you think your are ! No One is above the LAW ! ..."one Nation under GOD with liberty and justice for all"
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Answered By: Smell my finger - 5/14/2010
 
No, and if you are not a citizen, it is federal law that you carry your papers on you at all times.
Answered By: katmandu_85219 - 5/14/2010
 
no its not racist if they ask you when u apply for a job, its racist if they ask everyone but the white people
Answered By: Diesel - 5/14/2010
 
once again for the slow people.... to ask everyone to show an ID to prove citizenship is not racist... More
Answered By: Boss H - 5/14/2010
 
yup its like saying ur a terrorist to a muslim, people of middle eastern decent.. or when a police officer pulls over the black guy... you never see a white guy getting pulled over for being in the wrong side of town... thumb me down you know im telling the truth
Answered By: kicker! - 5/14/2010
 
Boss H just owned your question!!!!
Answered By: Board - 5/14/2010
 
Depends how exactly its done. It is NOT racist to ask someone for proper identification which should also show proof of legal status if its a proper ID. I never had a problem when a few times at 4-5am police asked me as a white male in downtown where I used to live to show my ID and ask a few questions. I understood... More
Answered By: chmacqueen - 5/14/2010
 
Yeah true. how come us real citizens have to show proof of citizen before we get jobs. can we report illegals we see? AND WHO TO?
Answered By: Olory - 5/14/2010
 
1. asked for i.d. for jobs... More
Answered By: free - 5/14/2010
 
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