Immigration Enforcement

Illegal Aliens and mortgage mess

The mother of all bailouts has many fathers. As panicked politicians prepare to fork over $1 trillion in taxpayer funding to rescue the financial industry, they’ve fingered regulation, deregulation, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Community Reinvestment Act, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, both Bushes, greedy banks, greedy borrowers, greedy short-sellers and minority home ownership for blame.

But there’s one giant paternal elephant in the room that has slipped notice: how illegal immigration, crime-enabling banks and open-borders Bush policies fueled the mortgage crisis.

It’s no coincidence that most of the areas hardest hit by the foreclosure wave – Loudoun County, Va., California’s Inland Empire, Stockton and San Joaquin Valley, and Las Vegas and Phoenix, for starters – also happen to be some of the nation’s largest illegal alien sanctuaries. Half of the mortgages to Hispanics are subprime. A quarter of all those subprime loans are in default and foreclosure.

Regional reports across the country have decried the subprime meltdown’s impact on the illegal immigrant “victims.” A July report showed that in seven of the 10 metro areas with the highest foreclosure rates, Hispanics represented at least one-third of the population.


September 30, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Other Side: Gripped By Panic Over Immigration Patriots’ 2007 Triumphs!

By Joe Guzzardi

Last week, I wrote about the outstanding year we had fighting—and winning—the biggest battles in immigration reform history.

As the late, great comedian Jackie Gleason might say, “How sweet it is!”

Today, I’ll make you feel even better by pointing you to the other side’s hysterical reaction to our successes.

They have no idea what hit them or what to do next.

For the first frenzied item, read the December 13th Washington Post editorial, The Immigration Swamp [Editorial, Washington Post, December 13, 2007]

As we all know, the Post is a huge advocate of unlimited immigration. But editorials, while entitled to express the publication’s opinions, are required by professional journalism guidelines to be soundly written and moderate in tone.

That’s strike one and strike two against the Post.

Get a load of this language:

bullet “…A group of xenophobes who spend their time video taping and harassing day laborers…” (Re: the Minutemen)

bullet “…The attacks have become so venomous and the policy proposals so pernicious…” (Republican efforts to enforce immigration law and end illegal immigration)

bullet “…Fixed by grandiose and far-fetched schemes such as Mr. Huckabee‘s—cadged from an anti-illegal-immigrant think tank…” (Center for Immigration Studies)

bullet “…Sensible, safety-minded proposal to make illegal immigrants eligible for driver’s licenses…” (Eliot Spitzer’s driver’s license scheme)

bullet “…Posturing, political cowardice and the poisonous diatribes of talk radio…” (Any politician opposed to open borders and the talk radio show host of your choice.)

bullet “…The ferocity of the demagogues…” (Us)

bullet “…Ugly environment…” (The current political climate regarding immigration enforcement that the Post not only disagrees with but loathes.)

This, mind you, represents only a sampling from the Post column. Read it all to see just how bonkers its Editorial Board is. Contact Fred Hiatt, editorial page editor, here.

For an opposing view, read a letter published in the Post written by my friend and VDARE.COM colleague Don Collins. [Terms of the Immigration Debate, December 19, 2007]

Comments to the Post editorial are worth viewing also. One reader suggests that La Raza wrote it. His observation may not be exactly correct but you can be sure that La Raza—or a like-minded ethnic identity lobbyist group—had a heavy hand in drafting it.

Also coming unglued is the Southern Poverty Law Center…not that it was ever particularly sound of mind in the first place. More…

January 1, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment