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Old 02-17-2007, 11:01 PM
 
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My father brought this up with me because he thought it was nutty that banks would allow someone without a social security number to get a credit card --

But think about it.

People in France and Germany don't have social security numbers and they get credit cards too. Only the USA has social security numbers. What do credit card issuers in other countries do?
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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My father brought this up with me because he thought it was nutty that banks would allow someone without a social security number to get a credit card --

But think about it.

People in France and Germany don't have social security numbers and they get credit cards too. Only the USA has social security numbers. What do credit card issuers in other countries do?
they have a completely different system there.
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Old 02-18-2007, 01:24 PM
 
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My father brought this up with me because he thought it was nutty that banks would allow someone without a social security number to get a credit card --

But think about it.

People in France and Germany don't have social security numbers and they get credit cards too. Only the USA has social security numbers. What do credit card issuers in other countries do?
Then the illegals need to apply for CC’s in France and Germany.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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This is a Bank of America press release from March 20, 2006

Monica Lozano, publisher of the nation’s largest Spanish-language newspaper, has been nominated to Bank of America’s board of directors…

…[BofA] has relationships with 48 percent of Hispanic households in its coast-to-coast territory, more than any other bank in the United States. Last year more than 21 percent of all new hires by the bank were Hispanic.

She was approved and currently serves on their board [2]. And, since 21 percent is close to double the percentage of Hispanics in the U.S., perhaps the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights should look into their recruitment efforts.

Also in 2005, Bank of America became the first financial institution to make electronic money transfers to Mexico free for its customers through a SafeSend feature with a checking account. For its efforts in the Hispanic community, Latina Style Magazine named Bank of America its 2005 Company of the Year.

Lozano, 49, is the publisher and CEO of Los Angeles-based La Opinion, the nation’s largest Spanish-language daily newspaper. She is also senior vice president of Impremedia LLC, the first national Spanish-language newspaper company in the United States. Among her many community leadership positions, Ms. Lozano is currently chairwoman of The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:26 PM
 
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My father brought this up with me because he thought it was nutty that banks would allow someone without a social security number to get a credit card --

But think about it.

People in France and Germany don't have social security numbers and they get credit cards too. Only the USA has social security numbers. What do credit card issuers in other countries do?
France and Germany both have a National Identity Card which I think is similar to our SS#.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:31 PM
 
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France and Germany both have a National Identity Card which I think is similar to our SS#.
This could be, but still -- people all over the world get MasterCards. What do they do in countries without SS#s? People in Mexico can get them there...

I think this is a big stink about nothing, really... They give MasterCards to students without jobs. Shoot, they've even given MasterCards to people's pets!!
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Old 02-24-2007, 01:42 AM
 
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So basically an illegal can rack up credit card charges and just walk away.
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Old 02-24-2007, 03:22 AM
 
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So basically an illegal can rack up credit card charges and just walk away.

That's right, and all other customers will repay that money with higher interest rates.
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:39 PM
 
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I think this is a big stink about nothing, really... They give MasterCards to students without jobs.
They don’t give them to students with out SSI#’s
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:03 PM
 
Location: South Bay, California
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It's not rocket science, illegal immigrants want everything Americans have. They want the ability to choose what they want, just like any human being.
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