Everyone, including non-citizens, who does business in the United States must comply with the federal and state laws that govern that business. You are no exception. If you do not like the laws that govern the business you've chosen then either try to change them or do not engage in that business. It's that simple. Note: When a U.S. citizen does business in a foreign country that person must comply with that country's laws -- and many of those laws are very "unjust" [from the U.S. citizen's point of view].
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Mr. Ballard is totally correct. If you want to be paid, you need to comply with all laws, including tax laws that apply.
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The purpose of Section 2257 is, indeed, to protect children - please see the article at the link below.
As summarized in the article, the current state of the law is that Section 2257 is constitutional, though there is an ongoing challenge that has not been successful, so far.
As my colleagues have noted, if your activities are subject to US law, you must comply with US law. You should take the time and energy you have put into protesting and redirect them to compliance, instead.
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if you want to do business in the US you must comply with US laws. the US government and the US Constitution controls the laws the US, not you and not your sense of righteousness. Many of the protections under the US Constitution are applicable to US citizens and not to foreigners. You do not get to pick and choose which ones those are.
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The company must comply with Section 2257 and keep your record on file. Therefore, it is the Company who will require the Section 2257 information from you so that they are not violating the law.
As to a Government issued ID - that can take the form of a drivers license, passport etc. Most countries to issues these types of identity forms to their populations.
If you want to continue in this career, you are going to need to provide the company's you work for the Section 2257 information or they will not hire you.
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I do not understand how the asker got into the US without a passport from his or her nation and a US visa. The passport would be an excellent government ID. My mind wanders on to other reasons for not wanting to comply, like in the US without documents or on a visa that prohibits gainful employment.
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