1. Showed me their legal statutory right to demand my identity papers inside the borders….Which they don’t have. (They can try and claim the 100 mile rule, but that wouldn’t fly in this case)
2. Explained WHY they needed me to show my identity papers (and asked politely).
Option 3 is, of course, arresting me. Which has happened in the (far) past, so isn’t that frightening to me…….especially since I don’t have to worry about my boss being unhappy about and losing my job or security clearance.
A search for a deportation target leads to a demand for travelers’ “papers” at JFK
But so many people aren’t sure of their rights and are afraid of anyone with a uniform and badge. Which is why they get away with it….