¡No Mas Chuecos!

Urgent PSA for all undocumented workers in Colorado.

What You Must Know

Identity theft, also known as identity fraud, is a criminal offense in which an individual obtains key pieces of personally identifiable information, such as Social Security or driver’s license numbers, in order to impersonate someone else.

 

It is important to know

Personal identification credentials, sold as “fake IDs”, or chuecos, are often not fake at all.

ICE is mobilizing its resources to aggressively target undocumented workers.

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Buying a chueca on the street increases your vulnerability to deportation.

Cases of Identity Theft in Colorado

Tools for Immigrants to Get Legal Status

False documents and identity theft: risks, consequences, and tools for immigrants

There are deep systems of misinformation, coercion and exploitation involved in the chueca industry. The vast majority of undocumented workers who have obtained chuecos are rendered vulnerable to deportation due to criminal convictions for actions they did not knowingly or willingly undertake.

Resources

LEARN ABOUT IDENTITY FRAUD AND HOW TO AVOID IT

WHAT YOU MUST KNOW

PROTECT YOURSELF

RESOURCES

Take Action

The use of false documents and identity theft can have harmful and damaging impacts on victims’ lives.

The use of false documents and identity theft can have harmful and damaging impacts on undocumented immigrants, families and communities.

Reduce your vulnerability to harm, incarceration and deportation, and prevent use of false documents