Labor Union Resolution
Statewide organizational sign-on letter
I.D. and license scam opposed
In our April edition, Voces de la Frontera broke the story of the fraud that was occurring in our community by the sale of so-called international driver’s licenses. Voces had received numerous questions and complaints from people in the community regarding the validity of documents from Credenciales USA.
Voces spoke with representatives of the Motor Vehicle Department, Milwaukee Police Department, local banks, and the Mexican consulate. All of them confirmed that the international driver’s licenses and ID distributed by Credenciales USA are not accepted as official documents. The Federal Trade Commission has also issued warnings against buying such documents.
Yet, Credenciales USA continues to promote its products with misleading advertising that says:
- Looking for work?
- Need to cash your check?
- Drive your car?
- Board a plane, bus or train?
- Insure your car?
- Open a bank account?
It serves as identifcation for the Mexican Consulate
The documents offered by Credenciales USA are useless for all these purposes.
At a press conference on Saturday, June 18, 2008 Voces de la Frontera, Southside Organizing Committee (SOC), the Mexican Consulate, and Mitchell Bank, spoke to the media to help get the word out to the community that these documents are not recognized. They also called on Hugo Loyo to stop selling these products.
We are now taking up the issue with the Milwaukee District Attorney.
Voces de la Frontera and Southside Organizing Committee are dedicated to continuing to educate the community on this matter.
We are warning people not buy these expensive, useless documents. Carrying them puts undocumented workers at increased risk.
We encourage people who feel that they have been ripped off to contact Voces at 414-643-1620 or SOC at 414-672-8090
Recovering the right to a driver’s license will require state or federal law to be changed. There are no easy short cuts.
|CBS 58||Fox 6|
Myths & Facts
Myth: Immigrants come here to take welfare
Fact: Immigrants are significantly more likely to be in work than US citizens. Undocumented workers can access few benefits, but their taxes contribute to welfare for citizens and permanent residents.
Get more of the facts >>
- The Time Is Now:
- A powerful message to Congress
- Workers file new charges as legislators demand accountability at Palermo's: