Skip to comments.Illegal immigrants in Dalton face a choice: Stay or move (Georgia)
Posted on 06/20/2011 1:51:14 PM PDT by barmag25
Jose Luis Hernandez is like many Daltonians.
Most of his family brothers, uncles, nephews, cousins and even grandchildren also call Dalton home. Hernandez has lived here for 13 years.
He has a steady job working construction. Before that he worked in local carpet mills.
Hernandez frequents the abundant shops along East Morris Street, supporting a slumping economy hit by sky-high unemployment.
For the past 10 years, hes paid a mortgage on his home.
Theres a glaring difference, however, between Hernandez and most Dalton residents: He is an illegal immigrant.
Days before Georgias new immigration law the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011 goes into effect on July 1, Hernandez fears his comfortable life in Dalton could end as quickly as the snap of handcuffs. But his concern is not focused solely on himself. He worries how the law will impact Hispanics here, the entire Dalton community and most importantly, his children.
That is who it will affect the most, Hernandez said through an interpreter while shopping at a Hispanic-owned bakery in East Dalton. My son has a son born here. Imagine if they grab my son and take him. The law is also going to affect business people, banks. Many people buy homes without documents and carry on for more than eight, 10 or 12 years now paying the house and they are going to leave, and that will be the government left to deal with all that.
The state Legislature overwhelmingly passed House Bill 87 last session. Gov. Nathan Deal signed the bill on May 13, saying there is no better way to promote the quality of life of all who live here and no better way to protect taxpayers than upholding the rule of law.
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Except he isn't. He's a criminal invader.
Or, once here, why did he not start the citizenship ball rolling?
Only an idiot would lend money to an illegal to buy a house. They are obviously not bound to their word. They need an SSN to get a credit record.
Return home, problem solved.
“Reunite” in the land you love, the flag you fly, the soccer team you support, the funds you send to relatives and and language you speak.
We're working on that.
Sounds like his son is ALSO an illegal. So there are multiple generations of them. And they are NOT VICTIMS. They had every chance to try to get here legally. They did not. There are consequences to doing illegal things.
Illegals hurt Dem voters more than any other group. Unskilled labor.
16% black unemployment.
9.2% national unemployment. 20 million plus illegals here stealing American jobs.
Bring the troops home and put them on the border. Ship those here illegally out.
I noticed that too. 13 years here and can’t speak english. They really want to assimilate, don’t they? (sarc).
Why would a bank give an illegal immigrant a loan for a house? Crazy.
But, only because of people moving north.
Should we email a copy of this bill to Tennessee State Lawmakers?
I don’t think there is any way for someone in the country illegally to work toward citizenship. That is what the lobbied for amnesty will do for them.
I am certainly sympathetic to the pain and fear this man and his family are going through. But their whole life was built on the foundation of a crime. I am sure there are families with a breadwinner who has been embezzling for years from their employer. Will their eventual discovery and punishment cause pain to the family? Yes it most certainly will. It will be the same for money launderers and drug dealers. I don’t mean to create a moral equivalency between these worse crimes and being in the country illegally but just wanted to point out that a life built on a lie is tenuous at best.
So when they get deported and stop making their house payments do they become ‘dead beats’ as well as illegals?
That's what struck me. I'm surprised the author mentioned it.
A year are so back there was a post here about an illegal that got a loan in a four year old kids name, the real estate agent and lender knew what happened, no one went to jail, where as all three were guilty of bank fraud.
I suspect it was Wells Fargo. Did a search and sure enough, there are at least 6 branches there. There was some press about this very thing and Wells Fargo.
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