In Minnesota, the Kafkaesque existence of Haylee Rucker | AFP In Minnesota, the Kafkaesque existence of Haylee Rucker | AFPI really did never understood where we were getting caught up. What was the problem is ready to give birth and she did in her bedroom with my dad and my brother there, who is only 10, so he can’t testified today that he was there that my dad’s, not a part of my life. I don’t talk to my dad and my mom’s not can’t be the only Witnesses we have. We took an ambulance back to the hospital just records of that we have all the original ambulance records. They told my mother that she could not make an issue her birth certificate cuz.
I was not born in that hospital. Having a social security number has made it to where I couldn’t get a license. I couldn’t take pseo classes, any college classes. I can’t go to college, I can’t get an actual job. I need my mom’s never been able to file my own taxes. I don’t have health insurance. I don’t. I mean, there’s a lot of negative things that are happening because of me not having this information. I didn’t hide her in stowaway. I had her here in the United States.Haylee Ann Rucker lives in a small rural town in Minnesota. The 19-year-old was born in the United States to American parents.But legally, she did not exist for 19 years. No passport, no driver’s license, no insurance. Rucker had none of the vital paperwork needed to lead a regular adult life because she didn’t have a birth certificate. And without that, she could not get a Social Security number, and everything got more complicated from there. The story is an absurdist tale of administrative ping-pong involving two US states, the federal government and a hospital that did not register her paperwork from the outset.
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