SB 1070: It’s Not THAT Inconvenient…

Folks in support of SB 1070 have argued that it’s not that inconvient to have to carry your immigration papers everywhere you go. Well, I just got this from my local international students and services office:

Be certain to keep your I-94 card safe.  If the I-94 card is lost, stolen or damaged, it must be replaced by applying for a replacement through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.  Currently USCIS charges $320 and the average processing time is 2.5 months.  As a result, it is a costly and time-consuming process to replace an I-94 card.

So… SB 1070 tells international students and legal immigrants to keep your immigration documents in a safe place. As long as that safe place is your purse or your back pocket. And if you lose your immigration papers? Why, that’ll only be $320 of your money, and 3 months of your time when you cannot leave the country.

Yep, totally convenient.

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