Apr 22 2007

Illegal Immigrants – Please Head To San Francisco

Published by at 11:21 pm under All General Discussions,Illegal Immigration

While I am a proponent of a guest worker program with penalties for not paying back taxes, etc. I am still against the amnesty silliness you find in the liberal fever swamps. And so when I saw this news it was clear the rest of the country had an answer to their illegal immigrant problems – send them to San Francisco:

Mayor Gavin Newsom vowed Sunday to maintain San Francisco as a sanctuary for immigrants and do everything he can to discourage federal authorities from conducting immigration raids.

This should be fun to watch these holier-than-thous dealing with the massive public financial drain undocumented workers bring to a community. Sanctuary is in San Fran – ship them all there.

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8 Responses to “Illegal Immigrants – Please Head To San Francisco”

  1. crosspatch says:

    There is more to that than meets the eye. San Francisco is loosing population. Also, the demographics of the remaining population are changing. It is becoming older, whiter and more affluent. Many of the traditionally Democratic demographic sections of the population are moving out. This is a push to attract more Democratic votes by acting as a mecca for a demographic that traditionally votes Democrat.

    Many illegals tend to get false identification or after being here for less than 20 years have several children of voting age. Still, it might be all smoke because most illegals hold lower income jobs and it is nearly impossible to find housing in SF on a low wage job.

    Look at San Francisco school enrollments … they have been declining for years. School closures are a big issue every year. SF is attempting to stay relevant.

  2. sbd says:

    Crosspatch, I’m curious as to why you left out the Gay population in your statement above. Afterall, when a paragraph includes San Francisco, Democrats, and declining school enrollments, a mention of the Gay population for which San Francisco is known for I think is required. 😉

    Also, California is the place where the American Dream comes true even for the lower income for at least a year or two anyways. And if all else fails, BofA will help you for another month or two.


    It all began when they were talking to another family about escaping their subsidized apartments and getting a real house. The other couple — Jesus Martinez and his wife, who also have three children — work as mushroom farmers, earning about $500 a week each when there is work. The two couples decided to pool their resources and begin house-hunting. Given their total income, they estimated that they could afford payments of $3,000 a month. They spotted an ad in the local magazine La Ganga for Maria Avila of Rancho Grande Real Estate and called her.

    “We wanted to live in Watsonville,” says Rosa. “But [the real estate agent] said the houses there were older and more expensive.” One of the first homes they were shown was a “new” four-bedroom, two-bath house in Hollister for $720,000. When the Ramirez’s heard the price, they worried that they couldn’t afford it.

    But the couple says they were assured them it was possible. “The monthly payment was supposed to be $4,800, but then after we bought it, it went up to $5,378,” says Rosa, speaking of their zero-down mortgage with a one-month “teaser rate.” “Our agent told us that once we refinanced, we could get the payments down to $3,000 or less.” For a number of months Avila, who arranged for the loan with New Century Mortgage, paid the difference between what the buyers had said they could afford — $3,000 — and the actual loan payment. According to the buyers, this arrangement was supposed to carry them over until the group refinanced.

    The money-saving refinance failed to materialize, and eventually, Avila stopped subsidizing their current mortgage. (According to my analysis of interest rates during the period, hitting the $3,000 number would have been virtually impossible under any circumstances. An interest-only $720,000 loan at a 5 percent interest rate [15-year fixed] yields a $3,000 mortgage, but such mortgage rates weren’t available to anyone, much less a laborer with low income, no down payment and no other assets. Plus, that doesn’t count another $750 a month in taxes and insurance.) The two families continued to make the payments, sometimes sacrificing basic necessities, other times borrowing more. “It was very difficult,” Rosa says. “Sometimes we would eat less, and we took out personal loans from Bank of America.”


  3. MerlinOS2 says:


    One again proving reality is a crash cart rather than a joyful kiddie car ride.

  4. MerlinOS2 says:

    I can remember looking back and laughing at when a member of another shipyard my company owned came on a temporary assignment to my yard and the company threatened him with all things short of castration not to show us his paycheck where for exactly the same job level classification he was making $54 bucks an hour compared to locals $17 just to compensate for the California cost.

    If wages were still paid in cash California would crack of at some known fault line and sink into the sea just from the weight of the greenbacks.

  5. MerlinOS2 says:

    Is it no wonder that illegals living in California can send more home to mama each week than most people in fly over country or the east coast make since they are living with 15 or so of their other close buds in a simple cost sharing arrangement.

  6. crosspatch says:

    Because of the growing acceptance of the gay lifestyle in areas outside San Francisco, it is not the mecca for that population that it once was. Gay couples can now openly live their lifestyle across California without fear and with full legal protections. There is no need for them to migrate to SF to find a comfortable place to live.

    The african american and asian populations are moving up the economic ladder and so moving out to the suburbs where a house is affordable. More young black people are going to college, getting good jobs and wanting to buy their own home. Home ownership inside SF is nearly impossible on a middle class income so they are moving to the suburbs just like the whites did before them. As they become more affluent, they black population is becoming more Republican and less dependent on government programs.

    The Latin community is easy to keep segregated because of the language barrier so they are more dependent on programs and therefore the Democrats best shot at keeping Robin Hood in office.

  7. crosspatch says:

    I live in a neighborhood built in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. These are 40 to 50 year 0ld single story ranch homes. You can’t touch one for less than $1 million.

    Stupid mortgages have become the rule out here. No money down, reverse amortization, 1 year teaser rates, financed downpayments, etc. have set the stage for disaster as appreciation has slowed and in some cases reversed. People can not afford the adjusted mortgage payment and they can’t sell the property for enough to cover the larger loan balance due to reverse amortization. The stage is set for people to begin walking away from houses and turning them over to foreclosure.

  8. MerlinOS2 says:


    I recently read an article where Castro Street is SF now being populated my non gay families. For the longest time it was their self imposed ghetto stronghold. I also gathered from the article they aren’t to happy about it.