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'Non-Citizen' Gets Answers -- Eric Alvarez

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The woman classified as a non-citizen by the Social Security Administration has new Social Security card, but doesn't know how long the label stuck and fears it may have kept her from landing jobs.

Carol Hagen, the daughter of a World War II veteran was born in Gibraltar but became a U.S. Citizen in 1975.

In January, she tried to replace a lost Social Security card but an administrator told her she was listed as a "non citizen."

""If a Social Security card was issued in the early 70's or before, our system did not maintain citizenship status," a spokesperson said.

"I believe strongly, there should be a congressional investigation into the software and whether this particular problem has been corrected," Hagen said.

Regarding the job search, the administration's spokesperson said, "the employer would have notified the person of any discrepancies with Social Security records."

"It would have not only appeared that I wasn't a citizen but it would also appear that I was lying about my citizenship because on the applications I was filling out I was always marking US Citizen," Hagen said.

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