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Old 11-17-2008, 01:26 PM
 
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FOXNews.com - Homeowner's Illegal Status Exposed After Aborted Sale - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News

ROSWELL, Ga. — Like all illegal immigrants, Lorenzo Jimenez knew the knock on the door from immigration agents could come at any time.

Still, he had enough faith in the American dream to buy a house in this Atlanta suburb, even though signing the papers meant raising the risk: He put his 2-year-old, American-born daughter's name and Social Security number on the title.

And it worked, for a while. Jimenez and his family lived happily enough for several years alongside "regular" citizens.

Nicole Griffin's mom lived a few doors away, and when Griffin visited, she said, her kids played with the Jimenez children. When Jimenez put his four-bedroom, two-bathroom home up for sale last spring, wanting more space, Griffin was immediately interested.

A contract was negotiated but when the sale appeared to go sour, Griffin raised a new issue: that she was a citizen and Jimenez wasn't. She told local media, immigration officials, his boss and others that he was here illegally. She even put signs in the yard of the house exposing his residency status.

As a result, agents came knocking last month, and now Jimenez is fighting to keep from being deported. He also lost his job.

read more...click on the link.

I agree no illegal alien should be able to buy a home and obtain a mortgage or get job which could be taken from a legal person. But what this lady did to this family goes a little to far IMO, since she oviously also caused a lot of stress for the realtor (although i'm not always a fan of realtors) and every one else involved. I agree something is wrong with what this man did and he should bare the consequenced, but the way this lady did it sounds like more than necessary
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Pa
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I would say she did what she should have done the second she discovered their illegal status.
I would have reported them within an hour of discovering that they were illegals.
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Gotta disagree with you on this one, Bentlebee.

Besides, why and/or how was a TWO YEAR OLD allowed to finance and legally purchase a home. All contracts made with a miner are not worth the paper on which they are printed.

Just another example of how the illegals continue to blatantly snub their noses at our laws for personal selfish gain.

THANK YOU, Nicole Griffin.
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Gotta disagree with you on this one, Bentlebee.

Besides, why and/or how was a TWO YEAR OLD allowed to finance and legally purchase a home. All contracts made with a miner are not worth the paper on which they are printed.

Just another example of how the illegals continue to blatantly snub their noses at our laws for personal selfish gain.

THANK YOU, Nicole Griffin.
Great post Bummer.
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:43 PM
 
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I agree with you.....she should report it and the contract is illegal....but having the signs in her/his yard....no that goes to far for me...just have the officials take care of illegal aliens!
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:11 PM
 
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Sorry Bentlee But he got what all illegals deserved. He got noticed, he got reported and he was called out for his crimes. Sucks to be an illegal.
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:30 PM
 
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The problem is that she probably had to put those signs up just to get the laws enforced - usually just reporting violations does no good.
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:57 PM
 
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The problem is that she probably had to put those signs up just to get the laws enforced - usually just reporting violations does no good.
Sad but true.....
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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The problem is that she probably had to put those signs up just to get the laws enforced - usually just reporting violations does no good.
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Sad but true.....
Damn shame but I agree, Lakewooder and Tinman.
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