What’s Spanish for “Usury?”

This morning’s Boston Globe has a story about some alleged mortgage scammers getting shut down. It seems that a couple of agencies specialized in offering mortgages to people who had no reasonable way of paying them off, but still raked in the fees and commissions and whatnot. They were so successful because they focused mainly on Hispanic families, those who spoke little or no English.

The story doesn’t go into detail about how many of these were legal versus illegal aliens (this IS the Boston Globe, after all), but this is Lawrence, Massachusetts we’re talking about here. I’d bet dollars to donus that a good chunk were of the… um… “undocumented” persuasion.

This is yet another insidious way that illegal immigration harms our nation.

These people — who live in fear of going to the authorities when they have been victimized. That makes them ready-made victims — for serial killers, for rapists, for sweatshop owners, for anyone looking for someone they can use and discard without fear of consequences.

I’m glad the (allegedly) thieving scumbags have been fined and shut down. But they won’t be the last to exploit the illegal aliens, as long as they’re here and in violation of the law.

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  1. Phil August 16, 2006
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