Ernesto Gutierrez Jr. made a claim that illegal immigrants drive for Uber in Houston. Is this true? Is this allowed by Uber?
While this is not allowed by Uber, we can not say definitively that there are no illegal immigrants driving for Uber (or Lyft) without Uber and Lyft knowing. I for one, have been in a vehicle, where they driver was at least 30 years older than in his picture. I came to the conclusion, that this was my drivers father. I reported him to Lyft because my driver did not match his photo. Was he illegal? I have no clue. I have no right to assume that was the reason why he did not have his own account. For all I know, he could of had a record that would not of allowed him to drive under his own account. Lyft did not confirm if they deactivated him or not, only that they will look into his account. (I am assuming I was the first one to report him, if someone else reports him, he should be deactivated.)
What is true though, by Ernesto making that statement, it shows once again, that we have racist drivers among us. There are a number of immigrants that hang out at the airport, but we can not just assume they are illegal, just as Ernesto did. They simply here to make a better life for themselves and their families. Just because you from a different country, does not make you illegal. It’s really quite sad, that there are so many racist drivers in a city as diverse as Houston. How do these racist drivers function everyday surely beats me.
So, if you do not want a racist driver, please be on the lookout for Ernesto Gutierrez, Jr as shown below in his public Facebook photo: