My husband used to have a green card. He was never instructed to carry it at all times. We did have to produce it for his employers. Of course, this was years ago, and now he’s naturalized...but once you’re naturalized, you have no “card” to prove legal status other than your naturalization certificate, which is big, bulky, and fragile (we safeguard his so it doesn’t get destroyed.)
If someone walked up to you right now and said “Prove your’e a citizen”...how would you do that? Do you carry papers on you that would prove you’re a citizen? I think a voter’s ID or birth certificate is the closest thing we have to that, but many people don’t carry those with them.
>>If someone walked up to you right now and said Prove youre a citizen...how would you do that?<<
Pull my social security card out of my wallet.
Show my genuine, state issued ID? Is this a trick question?
SS card and a DL will do it.
My naturalized husband has a LEGAL driver’s license, which is easily checked on the DMV computers...