The Bank of America is not breaking any laws. To aid and abet illegal immigration they would have to have specific knowledge the client is an illegal immigrant. Many legal nonimmigrants do not have social security numbers either. The bank has no way of knowing who's a legal nonimmigrant and who's an illegal immigrant.
Social Security only issues SSNs to citizens and non-citizens who are authorized to work. There are about 60 nonimmigrant visa types. Many can live here but cannot work. They need to bank. The IRS issues them individual taxpayer identification numbers (ITINIs) so they can bank, file tax returns, etc. Some illegal immigrants have obtained ITINs. The better solution is not to issue ITINs to illegal immigrants. Banks and other private businesses should not become immigration inspectors. They lack the training to identify illegal immigrants. The laws are really much more complicated than looking at a passport.
Check out the boycott website at http://www.bankofamericaboycott.com/
The guy that started this has a website www.alipac.us and it is dedicated to ending illegal immigration. It's got over 4,000 members. There are some very smart and dedicated people on that site.
Ignorant... move the headquarters to Mexico City... Really? You forget that Bank of America employs approx 300,000 people in this country alone... donates millions of dollars to charity and supports countless other organizations to better this country. Here is a thought, understand the facts before you decide to put out a blog on it... It would be pointless to argue the fact that the laws you sight don't apply in this situation, but again, that is another day, another time...
According to the law, Bank of America is engaging in felonious business practices. Here's the relevant section...
The law…. 8 USC 1324
Any person who— (iv) encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law; or
(I) engages in any conspiracy to commit any of the preceding acts, or
(II) aids or abets the commission of any of the preceding acts,
shall be punished as provided in subparagraph (B).
(B) A person who violates subparagraph (A) shall, for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs—
(i) in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(i) or (v)(I) or in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(ii), (iii), [b]or (iv) in which the offense was done for the purpose of commercial advantage or private financial gain, be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both;[/b]
As you can plainly see, B of A doesn't care about the law, doesn't care about the American citizens that are harmed by illegal aliens on the streets or in the workforce, and doesn't care about our outrage at their behavior.
B of A should move their headquarters to Mexico City, IMHO.
Bank of America is wrong! There are Federal Codes that prevent exactly what they are doing! I have canceled and will never use BOA again.
I just signed up for AE!
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