Skip to comments.Uber drivers aiding transport of illegal immigrants from border to US interior (video)
Posted on 12/21/2021 6:10:46 PM PST by bitt
Uber drivers tell Fox News that a surge in pickups began in last several weeks
YUMA, Ariz. – Illegal immigrants regularly use Uber to travel from the border to destinations within the interior of the United States, two drivers in the border town of Yuma, Arizona, told Fox News.
One driver said the riders confirmed to him that they were in the U.S. illegally. Another said he deduced their immigration status based on the circumstances, such as getting picked up with bags alongside large groups in remote locations near the border with destinations at hotels. Fox News granted both anonymity so they could speak freely.
"I just will get a notification of a pickup, head down to the location and there will be a group of 20 plus immigrants standing on the corner, waiting for Ubers," one driver told Fox News. "It’s legit in the middle of nowhere."
The drivers told Fox News that many of the illegal immigrants ask to be dropped off at local hotels in the Yuma area.
Fox News asked Uber a series of questions, such as whether the ride-share company was aware that illegal immigrants were using its services to travel to the U.S. interior or what it had done to assist its drivers. An Uber spokesperson's response didn't answer the questions, besides indicating that drivers can cancel rides if they feel unsafe and can call the police to report suspicious activity.
But a second Uber driver pointed out that he won't know whether riders are illegal immigrants when he accepts the trip. He said law enforcement gave him a warning for transporting illegal immigrants.
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That’s why I no longer tip Uber drivers.
Uber’s probably giving the drivers bonuses for those trips.
Wow they make a great case to shut down uber.
Good reason to never use an Uber ride again...
Lying POS scumbags can tell when they are picking some of these migrant-invader vermin...
Need some AZ vigilantes to clean up this mess with prejudice...
.... I wonder if LYFT has this same problem??? Sometimes I use LYFT when I’m lazy enough and I don’t want to navigate the Los Angeles Morning Traffic Hell .... Snooze for an hour before I arrive at my destination .....
They should all be sent to Martha’s Vineyard. There are plenty of mansions with extra rooms, then they could declare themselves a free and independent state. There would be no need of a war for independence.
I wouldn’t get into an Uber now for anything. Transporting illegal with who knows what diseases. Yuk!
Sounds very risky for the Uber drivers.
Capitalism at its finest. 😆
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