I believe you. We have a thriving community for illegals where I live in Arizona.
Originally Posted by bogart
In Arizona we have the highest rate of identity theft in the USA due to illegals stealing people's social security numbers to create false identities. 25% of the people in this state become the victim of identity theft at some time in their life.
My point is that there may be legal methods for setting up bank accounts, obtaining credit cards and mortgages, but many illegals choose the illegal path.
A few years ago we passed a referendum that requires students to show proof of citizenship and residency. If they couldn't show proof they had to pay the higher cost out-of-state rate, rather than the subsidized resident's rate. The enrollment at our colleges dropped significantly. Illegals can still attend college here without any problem, but they have to pay the same rate as anyone who isn't a permanent resident.
BTW, Janet Napolitano, who was governor at the time, fought us all the way to the Supreme Court. We won, she lost. An now she is in charge of Homeland Security and is supposed to be protecting our borders.
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin