Feb 12, 2010, 9:43 PM
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So I've been living in Mexico (Rosarito or Tijuana) for eight months and I have some questions. Since I live in the Free Zone and I commute to work across the border, I don't have any kind of visa here. I live here and like many people, have had financial hardships. I don't have a home in California or anywhere else for that matter.
I tried to get a PO Box when I first moved here back in June and despite me having a driver's license and being a US Citizen. They wouldn't let me get one because my addresses on my car registration and DL were in Arizona. They said I needed a rental agreement from where I was staying California. I just have my rental agreement from here in Rosarito. About 12 years ago the statistic was that 35,000 people live in Mexico and commute across the border. Do all these people have houses in CA? Maybe they have relatives there. I don't. I shouldn't be made to feel inferior because I live in Mexico.
What about addresses? For those people that live in border towns that keep US DLs and plates, what address do you put for car insurance and driver's license? I don't like lying or making up information. I have an arizona driver's license that I want to change to California but if I don't have a California address. They make it so difficult. What address do I put? I feel like the current system is capable of making border residents who don't have an address in the states feel marginalized. I hope I'm missing something. Thanks.