Duarte v. Gypsum Post Office

Freedom of Expression & Religion | Immigrants’ Rights | Racial Justice
ACLU Case No. 2011-05


After receiving reports that the Gypsum Post Office has been refusing post office boxes to Latino residents of the town who have presented clearly valid and legally sufficient identification (“ID”) on the grounds that the IDs are not “local” or are not “from here,” ACLU Attorney Rebecca T. Wallace wrote a letter to the Postal Supervisor, asking to provide information concerning the criteria used to determine whether an ID is acceptable.

Still lacking a response after more than two months, the ACLU followed with a second letter demanding immediate action granting a post office box to Griselda Duarte, a Mexican national residing in Gypsum who presented a valid US-issued B1/B2 visa, and a valid Mexican-issued photo ID.


Mark Silverstein , ACLU of Colorado Legal Director
Rebecca Wallace , ACLU of Colorado Staff Attorney

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