Monday, July 12, 2010

An immigrant's trip to Arizona

This immigrant citizen reported back on her recent trip to Arizona. Read her viewpoint. - - Donna Poisl

The columnist's mother finds much to like — and much to be concerned about — on a visit to California's neighbor.

By Hector Tobar

So I sent my mother, the immigrant, off to Arizona.

She had her U.S. passport, of course. But thinking she needed something more, she took her wallet and showed me she was carrying her Social Security card too.

"No, mother," I said. "You don't need that. And it's sort of dangerous to have it with you because there's this thing called identity theft…."

She took it anyway.

Mercedes Dotson, nee Alvarez, is 67 years old and a cautious woman.
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