19-year-old cannot prove her identity or citizenship

19-Year Old Cannot Prove Her Identity Or Citizenship
Alecia Faith Pennington, allegedly age 19, has no documentation to prove her identity or U.S. citizenship and is not getting help from her parents, so she has embarked on an Internet campaign called "Help Me Prove It" to publicize her story.

The Internet recently became abuzz with the story of Alecia Faith Pennington who began an online campaign to prove her identity after efforts to petition the government for legal documentation failed.

According to her, she was born at home in Texas and has no birth certificate, social security number, official school record because she was homeschooled, or medical records because she never went to a hospital.

Alecia Pennington Help Me Prove It
See Gallery
19-year-old cannot prove her identity or citizenship

As a result, she explains in a video, "I am now 19 years old and I'm unable to get a driver's license, get a job, go to college, get on a plane, get a bank account, or vote."

She has tried to establish her identity in several ways, but in order to get legal documentation, she needs corroborating evidence that lists her age and citizenship which she does not have, or support from her parents which appears to be a contentious issue.

To help her cause, she began a campaign called "Help Me Prove It" where she explains her predicament on Youtube and Facebook.

More on AOL.com
Amid measles outbreak, few rules on teacher vaccinations
How the movie 'American Sniper' could have ended differently
American gored by bull in Spain out of intensive care
Weather Channel's Jim Cantore gets giddy with excitement on-air
Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.