posted on Mar, 18 2007 @ 06:01 PM
Originally posted by TheBandit795
Is that the reason why they are allowed to get credit cards?
I went to the Bank of America
site to see whether there might be anything that might be
Incidentally, I decided to check at Bank of America because they have been in the news lately. It would seem that BofA has inititiated a program that
is targeted at illegal aliens
fA aims new credit card at illegal immigrants
As you expect, there has already been a lot of criticism towards this program.
Bank of America defends immigrant card program
Nevertheless, after going through the BofA site, I could not readily find any reference to the efforts to target illegal aliens. That doesn 't mean
that there aren't links to this info however. It probably lurks directly behind the the
icon in 'language preference'.
Let me explain. From what I can remember from a television news story broadcast when this BoA program began, certain areas of Southern California are
being targeted. As one might expect, these areas have a high "illegal alien" population and the areas also happen to be, primarily, hispanic. I
believe that BofA is initiating this program in selected branches.
Now, as far as the workman who related that he had been "swindled" out of a thousand dollars. Perhaps this is, indeed the case. I certainly don't
have a love affair with the banking institutions and I wouldn't put something underhanded past any of them. Still, I suspect that it might be a
simple mistake, a misunderstanding or something akin to mistakenly making a $1,000. deposit in a secured credit card. In my mind, I can almost see
how such a misunderstanding might have taken place between the bank and with an "illegal alien" who might not be as fluent in either English or, if
the bank is providing services in Spanish, in banking practices. Someone who is not fluent in a language or savvy as to the ways American Banks do
things might easily feel that he or she has been "swindled".
[edit on 3/18/2007 by benevolent tyrant]