19 year old girl can’t prove her American citizenship. Her parents failed to file a birth…
Alecia Faith Pennington was born into a dominionist Christian sect (ATI, I believe, home of Bill Gothard), and her parents have kept her – as well as all of her siblings – entirely off the grid. She escaped recently, and is now living with her grandparents, who are not part of the group.
She’s discovered that, thanks to new laws in Texas intended to punish illegal immigrants, she cannot get any other documentation - including a driver’s license - without proof of American citizenship, which her parents deliberately withheld. (No registered birth, homeschooled, no medical records because she was never taken to a doctor, and so forth). They refuse to sign an affidavit to prove her American birth and are using these paperwork hobbles as a weapon, in order to force her to return home, under their control.
Faith is looking for anyone who has dealt with similar circumstances, or with information that could be helpful in advancing her case and establishing her legal identity.
Signal boosting, in case anyone has information or contacts that could help.