No one ever checks your passport when travelling from state to state. Passports are for travelling from country to country.
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Although my colleague is correct, passports are for international travel, if that is her only form of ID ... someone at TSA may 'flag' her.
Probably not, but it is possible..
Why not meet with an immigration lawyer (many of us use Skype) and see if you can get your mother legal?
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Yes, there is a lot of "truth" in what you heard. The TSA, in it's ever infinite wisdom, while seeing foreign passports in its "security" lines by the hundreds,, shift after shift, day after day, has no clue as to what a "visa" is and never, to my knowledge looking to see whether a foreign national has a US "stamp" (or any "stamp"), let alone "proof of residency" (wouldn't know what that means even if you explained it half a dozen times..) in one's passport.
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