He nods, world all the more dangerous without a passport, knowing now there's a disease in him. It might kill him. It might endanger others. It might turn him into something like Palmer. No one knows how it'll turn out and he is 16, not even old enough to have his life all figured out if he would've had a normal education. “Their papers are wrong too. I'm 16.” which is obvious enough when you spend time around him, mature as he behaves. Another trick to use him, without the hassle of caring for a minor.