You don't need a social security number for a new kind of major bank credit card.
That means people in the U.S. illegally can apply for the card too.
She notes the credit card program follows federal laws, while only requiring a tax ID for customers to first open a checking account and then apply for the credit card.
The bank does not check legal status beyond that.
Alvaro Muñiz helps people in Amarillo apply for legal U.S. status.
He says undocumented people in the U.S. normally have few banking options if any.