1998-02-10 - Re: Driver Licenses

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From: “D’jinnie” <jinn@inetnebr.com>
To: Cypherpunks Mailing List <cypherpunks@cyberpass.net>
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UTC Datetime: 1998-02-10 07:53:21 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 15:53:21 +0800

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From: "D'jinnie" <jinn@inetnebr.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 15:53:21 +0800
To: Cypherpunks Mailing List <cypherpunks@cyberpass.net>
Subject: Re: Driver Licenses
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On Mon, 9 Feb 1998, Bill Stewart wrote:
: Yup.  It's really annoying to have to give the California DMV lots of
: personal information about myself so they can track down deadbeat dads,
: given that I'm not even a dad, much less a deadbeat dad, and so they
: can track down Mexicans who want to drive without citizenship papers,
: and similar presumptions of potential guilt.

You're not required to be a citizen. You're not even required to be a
permanent resident. All you need is to be here legally for any length of
time. Some places won't check. Some require SSN cards, which can only be
issued to ppl who are here legally, regardless of work authorization
(since we all know SSN go way beyond original purpose ;)

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.