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Can anyone help me to figure out this sentence's meaning?

We're not restricted, but we sure don't go undocumented. May as well get a paycheck for it.

I was playing Mass Effect 1 when I saw this sentence, and I've got no idea about this. The full of the conversation as follows:

A: You've got a good grasp of the situation. You a career man?

B: Yeah. A lot of biotics are. We're not restricted, but we sure don't go undocumented. May as well get a paycheck for it.

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because to answer this, more knowledge about the Mass Effect universe is need. Better to ask this on Arqade – NVZ Jun 24 '17 at 9:06
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It means that even though they are free to act as they see fit, these "biotics" are licensed ... OR ... someone is keeping a record of their activities, and they might as well be be compensated monetarily for whatever benefits their activities afford those who keep the records.

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Don't go undocumented is being used euphemistically. Meaning they are working legally.

Undocumented

lacking necessary documents (as for e.g. permission to live or work in a country)

(Vocabulary.com)

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