Brazilians

NORDDINE

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Lately have you noticed too many Brazilian drivers licensed to drive in Massachusetts, most I have met don't even speak English. How does Uber background check find out if they are legally allowed to work. May be by applying for a business identification number or something, but they are doing something.... Also there must be conducted spot checks to verify that drivers are who they say they are.
What do you think guys any ideas? Thanks for your time reading my concerns.
 

ANT 7

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https://www.quora.com/Why-are-there-so-many-Brazilians-in-Massachusetts

There is an enormous Brasilian community in Boston (336,000 estimated Brasilians out of 691,000 Bostonians in total) and the surrounding area. It's huge.

That is why you are seeing this. No other reason.

In my market when there is a Sikh, Hindu, or Muslim holiday I make bank for the same reason. 75% of the drivers will stay home with their families. I drove yesterday as it was the Sikh New Year, and made $249 in 6 hours, on a Saturday morning.
 
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NORDDINE

New Member
https://www.quora.com/Why-are-there-so-many-Brazilians-in-Massachusetts

There is an enormous Brasilian community in Boston (336,000 estimated Brasilians out of 691,000 Bostonians in total) and the surrounding area. It's huge.

That is why you are seeing this. No other reason.

In my market when there is a Sikh, Hindu, or Muslim holiday I make bank for the same reason. 75% of the drivers will stay home with their families. I drove yesterday as it was the Sikh New Year, and made $249 in 6 hours, on a Saturday morning.
But how do they get here legally or just a visa or just nothing. Because what I heard from some neighbors most of them don't have green cards, does Uber do a deep background check including driver's immigration status in the US.
 

No Prisoners

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Actually over 800,000 Brazilians in US. Most have debit cards from Banco do Brasil and the income they generate here goes to Brazil as remittance through debit cards into the account of Banco do Brasil, so their families can use in Brazil. It started in 2012 when Banco do Brasil acquired a bank in Florida. Most are really amazing people. Hard working, entrepreneurial, family oriented religious honest people.
 

No Prisoners

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As long as they're here legally with work permits, they have the same rights as anyone to drive for a living, or any legal work they find. I support LEGAL immigration with all the rights and privileges granted under the laws.
 

NORDDINE

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This article is from Axios.com
Immigrants accounted for almost half of all population growth in the United States between 2017 and 2018, according to newly released Census Bureau data.
Data: U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Axios Visuals
Why it matters: It's a reminder of how rapidly the demographics of the country are changing — and how the bitter political fights over immigration aren't changing the broader trends.
  • The high levels of immigration could also help mitigate the negative impact of falling birth rates — which could leave the U.S. with a large dependent population of children and retired people and a much smaller workforce, slowing economic growth.
The big picture: Nine percent of the nation's counties grew due to immigration rather than more births than deaths — including counties that contain most of San Francisco, Houston and Boston, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.
  • More than half of the population growth in the District of Columbia, Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and seven other states was due to immigration.
  • In other cases, immigration has helped stymie falling populations. In New York state, for example, the overall population fell by 48,500 people between 2017 and 2018 — largely due to people moving to other states. International immigration was a greater source of population growth there than natural increase (caused by more births than deaths.)
Between the lines: If it weren't for immigration, 44% of Americans would be living in shrinking counties, the New York Times notes.
Two other notable trends:
1. Big cities are shrinking.
There's a lot of talk about the concentration of wealth and opportunity in the nation's biggest cities. Yet, New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago all saw their populations decline in the past year as people move out to surrounding suburbs.
  • Meanwhile, small metro areas and suburbs outside of urban cores are booming, according to a Brookings Institution analysis given to Axios.
  • Phoenix, Dallas, Houston and Atlanta, for example, had the highest numeric population growth from 2010 to 2018 for metro areas.
  • Of the 10 counties that saw the highest percent increase in people over the past year, four were in Texas.
2. A small rural revival. For the second year in a row, non-metro areas — which include rural areas as well as towns with between 10-50,000 people— grew at a low rate.
  • This comes after 6 years of population loss in non-metro areas.
  • This is likely due to the recovery of the U.S. economy after the recession, Brookings demographer William Frey told Axios. But higher immigration levels in these areas are also a factor.
  • The fastest growing county was in North Dakota, where fracking has boosted the economy.
 

25rides7daysaweek

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Lately have you noticed too many Brazilian drivers licensed to drive in Massachusetts, most I have met don't even speak English. How does Uber background check find out if they are legally allowed to work. May be by applying for a business identification number or something, but they are doing something.... Also there must be conducted spot checks to verify that drivers are who they say they are.
What do you think guys any ideas? Thanks for your time reading my concerns.
Uber checks to see you have a drivers license, insurance,registration and background for crimes. As long as you pass that and safety inspection you are good to go. Even if you are from Mars you can drive. Happy ubering!! Ps I think you should be required to speak the primary language that's spoken in the country but what the hell do I know. I'm just an uber driver LOL
 
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