Unlike Las Vegas, what happens in California doesn't stay in California.
Article snip from July 17, 2005, the Desert Dispatch news in California:
"We cater to everybody. The only color we understand here is the color of green," Desert Community Bank President Ron Wilson said.
Based on the number of illegal immigrants living in the Victor Valley, local banks have started accepting documents such as Mexican passports and the controversial matriculate consular.
They also have facilitated loans and mortgage programs.
Carlos is an illegal immigrant who lives in the High Desert. His last name is not used because he fears prosecution or deportation. After learning about banks that accepted the matriculate consular, Carlos was able to open an account with a local bank.
He said he would soon like to take advantage of a mortgage loan.” I’ve been looking at buying a little house here," Carlos said.
"This is part of my American dream, and I am close to getting it."
So ends the Pot 'O Gold story for Carlos and thousands more like him. I am willing to bet that Carlos got his home mortgage loan and that he did achieve his American Dream.
How is that Pot of Gold story going today? Well, per an Orange County Register story, the American dream is playing out in this manner. Not the end result of Mr. Saldaña and his illegal alien wife, they will rent out their Santa Ana, California home but what has happened to their other homes (yes, that is plural) located in Riverside, California.
Article snip from March 6, 2009, the Orange County Register in California.
The decision to leave wasn't made overnight, Adolfina Saldaña said.
It came after the couple lost another home in Riverside to foreclosure...
"There is no work," says Baltazar Saldaña, shaking his head. "That's the problem."
So where does Mr. and Mrs. Saldaña's loyalty lie? Appears to be in their country and not in ours.
Who carries the costs of paying for his foreclosures?
You do. I do. And our children do. His banker has no money worries; after all there is that Pot of taxpayer gold.
Obama sees his stimulus as the never-empty Pot 'o Gold and I see it as my Color Green salvaging these banks that made these unsecured loans to people who have no loyalty to our country. The Saldaña’s have lost more than one home per their statement, our banks repo'd them. We taxpayers are bailing out those banks for those loans today. The Saldaña's now have bad credit in America, but remember they are on their way out of our country as fast as they can go.
We American families are left here. We are held hostage by our own government and to me, that doesn't feel like a glorious rainbow with a Pot 'o Gold. It feels like we are left to stand alone as the lightening strikes.