Translation: “I am here to help you.”
Customers can get the card if they already have a checking account with the bank that's in good standing for three months. It comes with an upfront fee and a higher-than-average interest rate that can exceed 21 percent. (Source Latina Lista)
These banks are aiding terrorists!
These banks embed illegal immigrants into American society!
The anti-illegal immigration groups launched a website to assist the boycott at http://www.bankofamericaboycott.com/ where Citizens are encouraged to sign the petition and take action.
The coalition consists of over 100 non-racist organizations such as 9/11 Families for a Secure America, The Conservative Voice, Latino Americans for Immigration Reform, USAPAC, IllegalAliens.us, and many others. (Source)
If you want to learn how the banks are reaping big $$$ on the backs of American Citizens, please read “Bank of America’s Latest Credit Card ‘Missed Due Date’ Scam”
You can also send a Free Fax: Boycott Bank of America to Protest Its Illegal Alien Policy
More Illegal Immigration News:
Business coalitions fighting anti-immigration in Texas
Members of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus announced on Thursday the formation of a coalition that includes a number of Mexican-American and business groups to combat what they say is an onslaught of anti-immigrant legislation filed this session.
In addition to the caucus, the alliance includes the Texas Association of Business, the Texas Association of Mexican-American Chambers of Commerce, the Texas Employers for Immigration Reform, the League of United Latin American Citizens, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund and the American Civil Liberties Union. Members of the alliance told the media their mission is to keep immigration legislation out of the state and to encourage the federal government to implement fair reform. (Source)
We must fight with our $$$. American business interests are selling us out.
We cannot ignore this very logical statement by pro-amnesty Latina Lista:
It really is difficult being an undocumented immigrant in this country. Forget the ICE round-ups or the vague immigration reform debate supposedly happening in DC or even the penalizing ordinances being passed by towns and cities across the nation, those all pretty much send the same message of telling undocumented immigrants they can't make a life here and should return home.
Yet, when businesses and industries are sending the exact opposite message of the government - who can blame these people for still coming and having hope for a better life?
According to the Baltimore Sun, at least Three Banks have programs to assist Illegal Aliens.
Rep. Tom Tancredo, a Colorado Republican, accused the lender of aiding terrorists, while the Department of Homeland Security worried that the program could be exploited by criminals.
"At face value the program seems to be problematic," said Russ Knocke, a department spokesman. "It seems to be lending itself to possibilities of perpetrating identity theft or creating more risk for money laundering."
The bank's program, while controversial, illustrates how the business world increasingly sees the country's estimated 12 million illegal immigrants neither as lawbreakers nor essential workers but simply as customers.
Wells Fargo & Co. and Citibank have launched similar initiatives to gain new customers within the burgeoning Hispanic community.
Wells Fargo began a pilot program last year in Southern California to offer home mortgages to immigrants who have lived in this country for two years. The customers are allowed to identify themselves using individual taxpayer numbers issued by the Internal Revenue Service instead of Social Security numbers. That's the same system Bank of America customers can use to obtain credit cards under the new program. . .
"It helps to further embed illegal immigrants into American society," said Steven Camarota, director of research for the Center for Immigration Studies. "It makes amnesty a fait accompli."
Tancredo said he sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff asking them to look into the program.
"I hope the administration will shut down this reckless and illegal program before Bank of America extends a line of credit to a potential terrorist," said Tancredo, a leader of the anti-illegal immigration forces in Congress. . .
Wells Fargo kicked off the competition in 2001, when it became the first U.S. bank to accept identification cards from Mexican consulates to open an account.
Since then, Wells has opened more than 1 million accounts for Mexicans using the consular card. It also accepts Guatemalan, Argentine and Colombian identity cards.
Citibank already issues credit cards to some immigrants without Social Security numbers if they have taxpayer identification numbers, spokeswoman Janis Tarter said.
Citibank began issuing the cards nearly three years ago. Tarter said she can't recall anyone complaining.
According to the Current Population Survey (CPS) conducted in January 2003 by the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 28.4 million immigrants living in the United States. This is the largest number of immigrants ever recorded in the nation’s history. It represents an increase of 43 percent just since 1990. Immigrants now account for 10.4 percent of all residents —the highest percentage in 70 years. Of greater concern, is the documented estimate that more than 1.2 million legal and illegal immigrants combined now settle in the United States each year.
The Immigration Reform Caucus was established to review current immigration policy, propose new immigration policies and provide a forum in Congress for addressing the positive and negative consequences of our immigration policies.
This from Numbers USA . . .
During the 108th Congress, the Caucus hopes to focus on three primary areas, illegal immigration, legal immigration and voter reform.
These professional higher-immigration salesmen work night and day for Illegal Alien Amnesties and more immigration.
There are literally HUNDREDS of these people in Washington—at least 400, based on recent news stories.
We only have about 8 on our side. NumbersUSA employs HALF of them.
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) has become the ninth Member of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 938, The Nuclear Family Priority Act, which would eliminate the policy that has been most responsible for immigration quadrupling from around 250,000 a year in the 1950s and 1960s to more than one million a year since 1990. . . .
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