There is a news report today that the Bank of America is now actively offering credit cards to illigal immigrants. While you or I have to have a good credit report, offer proof of identity, etc. to obtain a credit card, all of this is being waived for illegals.
Now granted the interest rates on these cards is almost ursurous, but that doesn't excuse this bank from intentionally scoffing at our immigration laws and aiding and abetting criminals who are here illegally. The company defends its decision to do this saying they are merely trying to "grow a segment of their business."
How exactly is this practice any different than the other business scofflaws who hire illegals knowing that they are illegal? At some point congress and the president are going to have to get serious about stopping the flow of illegal immigrants into this country and removing those already here, or encouraging them to self-deport and return legally. Personally I am outraged that any American company would do what Bank of America is doing, and that they can continue to do this without any legal repercussions. This amounts to allowing them to discriminate against legal American citizens in the offering of credit, by giving illegals much easier rules to qualify for these credit cards than are required of legitimate residents.
While I know that it won't do a bit of good, I canceled the Bank of America credit card I had today and told them exactly why. I also told them I would be posting this message and encouraging everyone I know to do the same. Will they? Nah, probably not, but one person has to do what they can. This is where I draw the line.