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.
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.
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