What legal status do you have? Bring extra proof of your immigration status besides just your work permit. For example, if you were given deferred action, have a copy of that approval notice with you as further evidence of your lawful presence here.
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If you mean a road checkpoint between the states, yes. Going to Mexico with it would make it hard later on when you decide to return
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I would highly caution using simply an employment authorization document to enter the US or through a checkpoint. As my colleague Ms. Jacobson pointed out, you need the actual approval letter if any of the status that you have. If it was deferred action, you should apply and have approved advance parole before leaving the US, and even then there could be risks since technically deferred action is not an immigration status. I highly advise that you seek a competent and knowledgable immigration attorney to assist you if you have further questions. Some ways to look for a potential knowledgeable immigration attorney are to look at their experience, CV, affiliations and AVVO profile. If you would like my assistance, I'd be happy to speak with you. Best of luck.
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