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Old 07-05-2009, 10:42 PM
 
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More good points and here in CA Unions and taxes have driven out just as many jobs as Illegals have taken by undercutting wages. Illegals are not "the" problem but they are a large part of the problem and the issue can't be hidden beneath other layers. Tax payers deserve the truth and Politicians worried only about votes are making the wrong turns on all the issues. Example, 5 million Illegal Aliens bought homes by lying on forms about incomes and other areas of the form. Five million of them. That is HUGE no matter how you look at it. It was greed on both the lender and the borrower. The only victim in this is the sucker (me and you) that have to bail them out.
I whole-heartedly agree. And I am happy that we can have a discussion without throwing around accusatory tones of patriotism or xenophobia or whatever buzzwords are in the media these days. We will never stop people from trying to come into the US because it is a very great nation... but we can stop the people here from profiting from those illegal immigrants better than we can find people who are here under the radar. We can tighten restrictions on lenders to adequately enforce credentials, to the point where it isn't a matter of faking a couple of documents to have a home or have a credit score.

The real enemy here is greed. Illegal immigrants are being exploited, and while being here illegally is criminal, the true criminal overminds are those who intentionally look the other way for profit. If those people were prosecuted, then we'd be on the pathway to fixing this problem.
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