July 15, 2007

Harvard's corrupted and discredited Nicholas Retsinas calls on Americans to embrace illegal immigrants so baby boomers can unload their homes


This is it folks, the straw that broke the camel's back. The REIC's poodle, Nicholas Retsinas of the laughable and corrupted REIC-sponsored Joint Center of Housing Studies, published this piece last week calling on Americans to embrace ILLEGAL immigrants, since they'll buy the homes from desperate baby boomers and his homebuilder masters can get back to making money.

This is wrong.

This is sick.

This is corrupt.

And this is another reason for Harvard to FINALLY fire this embarrassment to their fine institution. This man is not an educator or a scholar. He is the paid poodle of the Real Estate Industrial Complex, using his Harvard platform to promote the financial interests of his masters.

You can contact Harvard's president here. And for the mainstream media readers of HP - please do your job and report on this. Follow the money.

The new homeowners
By Nicholas P. Retsinas July 8, 2007

CONGRESS, presidential candidates, and lots of Americans may be giving a tepid welcome to the immigrants settling into America's neighborhoods -- some illegally, most legally. But the housing industry should be sending a welcome wagon. And every baby boomer hoping to sell his home in the next decade should be embracing these newcomers, for they will constitute an increasing segment of the home-buying, apartment-renting market. According to University of Southern California demographer Dowell Myers, immigrants and baby boomers must "forge a new social contract."

The Garcias and Nguyens are buoying the housing industry.

In many respects, that industry undergirds the economy. Including new construction, remodeling, and the purchase of furniture and appliances, housing accounts for 23 percent of the total US economy. Millions of people make their living in this industry.

The cornerstone of housing robustness is strong demand, and the foreign-born constitute a major segment of that demand. From 2000 to 2005, 40 percent of net new household formation was foreign-born, up from 30 percent in the 1990s. In the 1980s only 15 percent of net new households were foreign-born. The United States, a nation founded by immigrants, is very obviously a nation of immigrants today.

Those families need housing. Although they may rent for decades, saving up for a down payment, ultimately they want what many of their native-born counterparts want: a tangible, if mortgaged, asset. For immigrants, home ownership is the quintessential American Dream.

If immigrants want, eventually, to buy, the baby boomers want, eventually, to sell. As baby boom homeowners look to downsize, perhaps to find their dream home in a retirement mecca or a gentrified downtown, they will be putting their houses on the market. The 2004 film satire "A Day Without a Mexican" showed a California that came to a stop without immigrants. A re make of the movie, focusing on housing, would show neighborhoods with permanent for-sale signs.

Forecasting the impact of immigration does not require a crystal ball -- merely an actuarial table. The current statistics are compelling. The nation's sharp increase in immigration over the last decade will shape and define the housing market for the next decade -- and beyond. Welcome to my open house.

Nicolas P. Retsinas is director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University.

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess the boomers can't sell to Gen X and Yers (like their own children) who really need a home.

Boomers got cheap education and benefited from affordable housing. Gen X and Y can barely cover their bills for student loans and health insurance.

Now they want to skip over their own kids and try to sucker new immigrants to buy home so they can cash out.

coffee is for closers still solvent said...

"And every baby boomer hoping to sell his home in the next decade should be embracing these newcomers, for they will constitute an increasing segment of the home-buying, apartment-renting market."

What! What the hell happened to "all the baby-boomers are driving the housing boom, because they're going to need two or three houses for their immense wealth?"

Anonymous said...

I can't believe Harvard allows this corruption to go on

Anonymous said...

That is one dumb man

Anonymous said...

Finally, here is the dirty list of Mr. Retsinas' Real Estate Industrial Complex masters.

Lumber Company
Andersen Windows
Armstrong Holdings, Inc.
Beazer Homes USA
Boise Cascade, LLC
Boral Industries
The Bozzuto Group
Bradco Supply Corporation
Builders FirstSource
Building Materials Holding Corporation
Canfor Corporation
Cendant Corporation
Centex Corporation
CertainTeed Corporation
Champion Enterprises
Countrywide Financial Corporation
Crosswinds Communities
Fannie Mae
Fannie Mae Foundation
Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Fortune Brands - Home and Hardware
Freddie Mac
GAF Materials Corporation
Georgia-Pacific Corporation
Gibraltar Industries
Hanley Wood, LLC
Hearthstone
Home Depot
Hovnanian Enterprises
Huttig Building Products
Jeld-Wen
Johns Manville Corporation
KB Home
Kimball Hill Homes
Kohler Company
Lafarge North America
Lanoga Corporation
Lennar Corporation
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Marvin Windows and Doors
Masco Corporation
Masonite International Corporation
McGraw-Hill Construction
Meritage Homes Corporation
MI Windows and Doors, Inc.
Move, Inc.
National Gypsum Company
Oldcastle Building Products, Inc.
Owens Corning
Pacific Coast Building Products
Pella Corporation
Pulte Homes
Reed Business Information
Rinker Materials
The Ryland Group
S&B Industrial Materials S.A.
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Stock Building Supply
The Strober Organization
Temple-Inland
UBS Investment Bank
Weyerhaeuser
Whirlpool Corporation

Anonymous said...

Man, how dumb is this guy?

jose rosalez said...

Now we see why Congress was going to allow the illegals in before the people stood up

Anonymous said...

So these millions illiterate uneducated illegal immigrants are going to be paying $800,000 for the 2/2 shacks across America so those greedy lazy boomers can retire as millionaires? What about the rest of us Americans? We get a nation full of unaffordable housing, crime, filth, gangs, and disease so the worst generation gets to suck the last ounce of wealth out of this country before they die off.

How about we build a border wall, ship the illegals home, and bulldoze those unwanted homes?

KaliExPat said...

"I can't believe Harvard allows this corruption to go on"...

C'mon, those de-evolutionary professors at te Ivy League skools have been plotting for years to the destroy the amerikan middle class, this is a dream come true for Harvard!

Besides, every new generation at Harvard has to enable its students with law-bending frauds to justify the insane tuition costs...

"No group of professionals meets except to conspire against the public at large." - Mark Twain

“Behind every great fortune there is a crime.” - Honore de Balzac

keith said...

Housing Bubble
Illegal Immigration
Baby Boomers
REIC Corruption

It all comes together folks

Anonymous said...

You may not like what he is saying but he is 100% right. Illegal and legal immigration is the reason there will be no housing crash. The 3X household income model is dead. That was the case when a household was mom, dad and a couple of kids. The new household is Jose, Juan, Maria, Jose Jr, Jesus, Hector, Mario, Alejandro and Rodrigo. Combined, their 3X income will support a $800K 1500 sq t in California.

Pete said...

>>>So these millions illiterate uneducated illegal immigrants are going to be paying $800,000 for the 2/2 shacks across America so those greedy lazy boomers can retire as millionaires?<<<

I was thinking the exact same thing. Americans who were born here can't afford these overpriced homes, but illegals who work for peanuts at Del Monte's processing plants are going to afford 500K homes? Holy sh!t, is this what passes for higher education these days?

No amount of immigration is going to bring prosperity back to our shores. What America needs is to get its manufacturing base back, fix its education system, and control its borders.

Anonymous said...

While I don't approve of the idea of immigrants being cheated by the REIC, the anti-immigrant bigotry on this blog is getting old.

Most immigrants to this country are legal. And every single one of us (excepting Native Americans) is descended from immigrants ourselves.

Immigrants built this country's backbone, and I'm tired of the implication that everyone with a Latin last name must be "illegal."

America is a unique place because we embrace the world. The worst thing in the world that we can do is become the protectionist, stagnant, closed-minded, abortion-banning, gay-hating, Ron-Paul electing hellhole you so desperately seem to want us to become.

Anonymous said...

What part of illegal is confusing?

Anonymous said...

Listen HP

The reason GWB, Harvard and others want the Illegal immigrants is WAR... Not Houses!! Not Labor!! WAR

If a bill ever passes there will be a fast track to citizenship in the milatry at no cost to the new legal immigrants. (Who just happen to be broke)

12+ million illegal immigrants

Presto.. 100k+ new young men to fight the never ending war to steal oil. BTY the plan is .. war forever!!

Shakster said...

I think that one thing the Bumbass Retsinas is overlooking is that Mexicans don't have the "I'm a Sucker" gene in them.US citizens have that in spades.
LA RAZZLE will help RETSINASS coeherse the new arrivals.

Amanda Show said...

***NEW TV SHOW **************

Flip this house - illegal immigrants edition

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keith said...

Harvard via Retsinas is saying the ends justify the means and the US is no longer a nation of laws

Anonymous said...

Re: July 15, 2007 9:18 PM

The bigotry on this blog is becoming horrible. The blog should focus on the illegal's and not legal immigrants. There is a difference, but sadly most people don't differentiate.

Legal immigration is good for a country. Countries need immigrants where people like it or not...

Anonymous said...

==
Most immigrants to this country are legal.
==

Don't know where your stats are coming from. Most immigrants these days are illegal. There are like over a million illegals coming each year. Legal immigration only amounts to the low hundreds of thousands per year.

Guy Daley said...

I sent an email to the Harvard President. It wasn't very polite and I didn't mince words.

Anonymous said...

A joke keith would luv...

DRINKING WITH A REDNECK GIRL

A Mexican, an Iraqi, and a redneck girl from Montana are in the same bar.

When the Mexican finishes his beer, he throws his glass in the
air, pulls out his pistol, and shoots the glass to pieces. He says, "in Mexico our glasses are so cheap we don't need to drink with the same one twice."

The Iraqi, obviously impressed by this, drinks his beer,throws
his glass into the air, pulls out his AK-47, and shoots the glass to
pieces. He says, "In Iraq we have so much sand to make glasses that we don't need to drink with the same one twice either."

The redneck girl, cool as a cucumber, picks up her beer, downs it in one draft, throws the glass into the air, whips out her .45, and shoots the Mexican and the Iraqi. Catching her glass, setting it on the bar, and calling for a refill, she says, "In America we have so many illegal Mexicans and Arabs that we don't have to drink with the same ones twice."

Guy Daley said...

I'm beyond appalled at all the slack-jawed drooling posters that come to this blog that can't figure out what a housing crash will do to our economy and more than that, the problems of continued illegal immigration and LEGAL immigration at OUR CURRENT LEVELS will cause.

Most of them act and think like they were born yesterday.

We crested 300 million people in this country. I have absolutely no desire to see what kind of problems 400 million will provide. Although if Phoenix and Vegas run out of water in 10 years, I really wouldn't care. I hope the pro growth and pro immigration morons are stranded there along with millions of illegals because they WILL NOT be able to sell there property.

big silverback said...

A month ago, Retsinas was saying that employers needed to do their part by doubling salaries so that housing prices would stay on a permanently high plateau. Now he is saying that we need 20 million illegal immigrants to flood this country and drain our social services in order to preserve ridiculously high home prices. Why doesn't he just propose hyperinflation in order to preserve home prices? How about we empty our prisons so that the released convicts will have to look for homes to buy and rent? That would help the REIC. WE could create a new FHA - Felon Housing Authority. They could give no down 110% LTV loans to felons to buy McMansions to flip.

Does it really take a PhD to come up with these insane ideas? Anyone can think of stupid or fairytale ideas. How about coming up with something rational? Maybe lowering home prices so that people can afford to live there? How about not building more homes than the population needs? How about sustainable development with reasonably sized, energy efficient homes?

Anonymous said...

Wow, I am truly speechless...

Anonymous said...

Damn, this scumbag is nasty!

I WIOSH California would could to a screaming HALT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wouldn't that be heaven?!!!!!!!!!!

Prices on houses would be affordable again. Less crime, etc.

Anonymous said...

"Those families need housing. Although they may rent for decades, saving up for a down payment, ultimately they want what many of their native-born counterparts want: a tangible, if mortgaged, asset. For immigrants, home ownership is the quintessential American Dream."

I am a native born American who is 35 years old. Together, my significant other and I make about 170K- we cannot afford a home here in NoVA using a traditional mortgage- even saving up a down payment is extrememly difficult due to the high cost of renting. I would like to own a house, but cannot, yet this douche and his cohorts want to keep this crap going? And people wonder why I hate the boomers- worst generation this country has ever seen, but only to be outdown by their very own offspring.

Anonymous said...

Drag that lil beaner!

anagama said...

I am also bothered by latent racism I see here. Personally, my gut feeling is that immigration isn't the root of the housing bubble. Both legal and illegal immigration have been going on for probably most of our history. We've managed to have bubbles and crashes despite it. And as others have pointed out, field laborers are not going to pick up the slack on half million dollar homes.

In contrast, the first comment was very astute. The very size of the boomer population has created, at least for the recent past and near future, a self-sustaining demand level. They will also create a period of sustained selling that will be unnatural. As a Gen Xer, I've always been caught in this wake where I neither reap the benefits of being a boomer, nor do I fit into the groups who benefit from post-boomer changes. I get the problems and miss the fixes.

Anyway, that's given me some bitterness to the hippy-yuppy volvo driving crystal wearing generation. I blame them much more than any amount of immigration. That said, I need to plan on which year to exit the stock market -- eventually, they're all gonna be selling to support their retirement.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

What part of ILLEGAL doesn't this A-Hole understand? There are millions waiting to enter this country LEGALLY, and I would love to know who speaks for the silent millions? Shagging ass across the border isn't immigration, it's a crime!

Anonymous said...

How idiotic.

Fifty million more people taking up the suburban commuting lifestyle in the age past Peak Oil.

The US still has a little bit of oil left which we must retain and conserve for its own people. All oil producing countries will do the same--- the age of free-trading international oil will be mostly over in 20 years.

Anonymous said...

If by some miracle,typical immigrants could actually afford the houses zoned for single occupancy (that I cannot afford) then this is just skippy with me. Is that what he's talking about?
Or maybe depressed areas like my old home town that now has large sections which are basically barrios seemingly dropped out of the sky. Corner stores all changed to bodegas. Amazing, but maybe not so bad, as that is one family per affordable rowhouse. As long as zoning and other laws are not violated, why not?

Anonymous said...

I can't believe Harvard allows this corruption to go on

July 15, 2007 7:47 PM



You know the old saying..."before there was Hitler there was Harvard".

Anonymous said...

"the 3x model is dead"

It's not dead, it's just sleeping until the next recession; aka as the great equalizer.

It will be something akin to a financial Rapture.

Anonymous said...

If you don't support illegals and we seal the border, how long will it be before the government opens the legal process to alot higher numbers of legal immigrants? It's not that i don't want illegals in these numbers i don't want legals in high numbers either.Everyone thinks this means mexicans,for me in socal the arabs and asians are taking over. Have you been to beverly hills lately, its majority middle eastern and Downtown has a huge population of korean scammers. The ones who get housing asst but drive bmw's with their drycleaning hanging in the backseat. Just like when years ago i was struggling to pay the bills so my second job was cleaning the new ucla student housing which was free housing for asians and their parents. By the way i'm not mexican and i was doing the work that now only goes to illegals.

Anonymous said...

Now we see why Congress was going to allow the illegals in before the people stood up
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oh, it will still happen, time is on their side. they will keep trying and trying.

Anonymous said...

Most immigrants to this country are legal.
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depends on the time frame. I bet there were more illegal immigrants last year than legal.

Anonymous said...

Mark Anthony Villaseñor is a crook. He is not to be trusted.

Signed,

Supporter of Casey of Serin. Casey got screwed by him.

Anonymous said...

didn't old folk have bumper stickers that said "i am spending my kids inheritance". they weren't lying. i always wondered about why so many mexicans could come into this country and set up shop like they were at home, but someone could be in prison for 30 years and never step outside that gate. if america wanted to really truly wanted to keep them out they could have but they didn't want to and still don't. i am thinking of taking a spanish class so i can communicate with our new leaders.

Anonymous said...


Don't know where your stats are coming from. Most immigrants these days are illegal. There are like over a million illegals coming each year. Legal immigration only amounts to the low hundreds of thousands per year.


Well, if you are right then think about it a little bit...

If millions of people come into this country to get jobs and the government only lets in a tenth of that amount---then maybe, just maybe, government policy is wrong. I mean, I know that this is an absurd thing to suggest---that politicians could be wrong. And, I do understand that on this blog we all trust our elected officials.

But, like anything else, immigration works by the basic rules of market economics. If there are people in the US that need more employees and there are people outside the US that need jobs, then it only stands to reason that no matter what the government does people will in fact migrate into the US.

But, here on HP, the government is always right. Always correct. Illegal immigrants are bad because the government policies are always correct. We on HP never disagree with government policy. The Fed was right to reduce interest rates. The dollar will soar because the government never makes mistakes. That is what we on HP believe...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Listen HP

The reason GWB, Harvard and others want the Illegal immigrants is WAR... Not Houses!! Not Labor!! WAR

If a bill ever passes there will be a fast track to citizenship in the milatry at no cost to the new legal immigrants. (Who just happen to be broke)

====================
Dumbass, right now anyone who joins the army, goes off to war and comes back in one piece gets citizenship fast tracked. Has been like that for many years.

Nice try though, go learn something, then come back and try again.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Anonymous said...
You may not like what he is saying but he is 100% right. Illegal and legal immigration is the reason there will be no housing crash. The 3X household income model is dead. That was the case when a household was mom, dad and a couple of kids. The new household is Jose, Juan, Maria, Jose Jr, Jesus, Hector, Mario, Alejandro and Rodrigo. Combined, their 3X income will support a $800K 1500 sq t in California.

Click your heels three or four times Dorothy, but it ain't gonna happen. Not only are you not in Kansas, but if you are Illegal, you ain't even in America. It's coming.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Anonymous said...
While I don't approve of the idea of immigrants being cheated by the REIC, the anti-immigrant bigotry on this blog is getting old.

Most immigrants to this country are legal. And every single one of us (excepting Native Americans) is descended from immigrants ourselves.

Immigrants built this country's backbone, and I'm tired of the implication that everyone with a Latin last name must be "illegal."

America is a unique place because we embrace the world. The worst thing in the world that we can do is become the protectionist, stagnant, closed-minded, abortion-banning, gay-hating, Ron-Paul electing hellhole you so desperately seem to want us to become.

No one is anti-immigrant. We are anti-illegal immigration. There are millions waiting to come to this country LEGALLY, and I would love to hear who in the Hell speaks for them. Shagging ass across the border isn't immigration, it's a crime. You can't pick and choose which laws you will abide by because we are a nation of laws.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Anonymous said...
Re: July 15, 2007 9:18 PM

The bigotry on this blog is becoming horrible. The blog should focus on the illegal's and not legal immigrants. There is a difference, but sadly most people don't differentiate.

Legal immigration is good for a country. Countries need immigrants where people like it or not...

Please show me where anyone on this blog has been anti-Legal Immigration. We assume folks on this blog are smart enough to recognize the difference without it having to constantly be brought up.

Guy Daley said...

One more time for all the "this is a nation of immigrant idiots"

Immigration by the numbers:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4094926727128068265&hl=en

Anonymous said...

"How about we build a border wall, ship the illegals home, and bulldoze those unwanted homes?
"

Nope, it would be easier to kill off the baby boomers via the HIGH COST of health care.

What do you call broke reitrees?

ans: LOYAL democraps.

The blowback is a comming towards the baby boomers.

Anonymous said...

"I am also bothered by latent racism I see here."

Its ONLY going to get WORSE chump, so suck it up and go cry to mommy.

Anonymous said...

Finish building the wall at the border already and enforce the existing laws.

Anonymous said...

"And as others have pointed out, field laborers are not going to pick up the slack on half million dollar homes."

It is not that they will necessarily compete for the 500K home, it is the simple fact that they will compete for any and all goods and housing thus raising prices while simultaneously lowering/stagnating wages.

And, please do not forget the infrastructure improvements that will be required for there 6 kids and their eventual offspring...

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Keith, the elites are busy destroying America, as they prepare for the North American Union. Meanwhile, the Lame Street Media doesn't cover it.

PUBLIC FORUMS DENIED ON UPCOMING S.P.P. SUMMIT?

Patrick Wood
July 13, 2007
NewsWithViews.com

At least two highly visible citizen's organizations that intend to expose the activities of the Security and Prosperity Partnership have been effectively shut down for the upcoming SPP Leaders Meeting in Montebello, Quebec on August 20-21.

The Council of Canadians, after renting a public facility in the Municipality of Papineauville (about 4 miles from Montebello), were bluntly informed by the hall’s management that the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police), SQ (Security Quebec) and the U.S. Army will not allow their meeting even though it is scheduled on the day before the SPP meeting! See Police nix meeting near world leaders)

In fact, these security officials declared that they intend to enforce a 25 kilometer (about 15 miles) blackout around the Chateau Montebello where Bush, Harper and Calderon will be meeting to advance their agenda of "deep integration" of Mexico, Canada and the United States.

“It is deplorable that we are being prevented from bringing together a panel of writers, academics and parliamentarians to share their concerns about the Security and Prosperity Partnership with Canadians,” said Brent Patterson, director of organizing with the Council of Canadians. “Meanwhile, six kilometers away, corporate leaders from the United States, Mexico and Canada will have unimpeded access to our political leaders.”

From the U.S., The Coalition to Block the North American Union is planning a similar meeting, but now it won't be within 15 miles of Montebello.

The latter organization is a coalition of dozens of influential U.S. organizations such as the American Policy Center, Eagle Forum, Conservative Caucus, Freedom 21, Judicial Watch, World Research Library and many others.

As has been previously pointed out, the SPP is a stealth vehicle to facilitate harmonization of regulations that are necessary for the introduction of the North American Union (NAU), the merger of Mexico, Canada and the United States. There is no legislative authority for SPP to even exist, and hence, there is no congressional oversight.



The Council of Canadians and the Coalition to Stop the NAU are hardly a physical threat to anyone, so security is not the issue here: This should be taken as a blatant attempt to stifle legitimate public inquiry and debate that would threaten to bring to light the nefarious agenda of the SPP and its perpetrators.



Conversely, corporate or media representatives who are favorable to the Security and Prosperity Partnership will not be subject to the 25 kilometer limit.

Anonymous said...

I live in San Diego, and remember on 9-11 the absolute flood of illegals pouring across the border.

Yes, going back into Mexico!

The rats were leaving the sinking ship!
They didn't know or understand what was going on, so they were bailing out!!!!!!

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

Keith, looks like ya have your own Immigrant problem in England:

Muslims declare sovereignty over U.S., UK
Hear Islamic leaders in London: 'Queen Elizabeth, go to hell!'

Posted: July 9, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern
By Art Moore

Protesters at London Central Mosque across town from the site of the recent attempted car-bomb attacks, several thousand Muslims gathered in front of the London Central Mosque to applaud fiery preachers prophesying the overthrow of the British government – a future vision that encompasses an Islamic takeover of the White House and the rule of the Quran over America.

"One day my dear Muslims," shouted Anjem Choudary, "Islam will govern Britain!"

Choudary was a co-founder of Al Muhajiroun, the now-banned group tied to suspects in the July 7, 2005, London transport bombings and a cheerleader of the 9/11 attacks.

"Democracy, hypocrisy," Choudary chanted as the crowd echoed him. "Tony Blair, terrorist! Tony Blair, murderer! Queen Elizabeth, go to hell!"

vegas crash watcher said...

Corruption is anyone who supports taxation and the thuggish power of the state. Obviously the Baby Boomers will need immigrants, legal or not, to buy their houses. I'm sure as hell not going to.
Open borders=freedom. Get used to it.

Anonymous said...

"How about we build a border wall, ship the illegals home, and bulldoze those unwanted homes?"

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Sounds like a plan.

Come to think of it, building the wall, shipping home the illegals, and bulldozing the surplus sh*tshacks will provide lots of good, meaningful jobs! It'll be good for the economy and the people doing those jobs will really feel like they are making a positive contribution to their country.

Anonymous said...

"No amount of immigration is going to bring prosperity back to our shores. What America needs is to get its manufacturing base back, fix its education system, and control its borders."

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Exactly. Housing is consumption. Consumption cannot, in the long run, possibly be a basis for prosperity. A country actually has to produce. Manufacturing is production.

Anonymous said...

Can we get some kind of petition going to get the administration at Harvard to wake up and get rid of this joker or what??

honica jewinski said...

Illegal aliens linked
to gang-rape wave
The crime epidemic no one will talk about?

A wave of illegal-immigrant gang rapes is sweeping the U.S. while public officials and law-enforcement authorities fear drawing the link, experts say.

Deborah Schurman-Kauflin, a Ph.D. researcher of violent crimes, told WorldNetDaily, "It appears as if there is a fear that if this is honestly discussed, people will hate all illegal immigrants. So there is silence. … But in being silent about the rapes and murders, it is as if the victims never even existed."

Schurman-Kauflin, who runs the Violent Crimes Institute in Atlanta, participated in a 12-month, in-depth study of illegal immigrants who committed sex crimes and murders from January 1999 through April 2006. The study found approximately 240,000 illegal-immigrant sex offenders reside in the United States – while 93 sex offenders and 12 serial sexual offenders come across U.S. borders illegally every day.


Schurman-Kauflin said, "Gang rapes by illegal immigrants appear to be gang related. Many of the cases I reviewed involved gang members. As part of being a cohesive group, they offend together. Inflicting brutal gang rapes brings them closer together as a group. It is a way to demonstrate their power. And it sends a message to anyone who dares to cross them."

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC told WND it now is tracking 12 gang rapes by illegal aliens within America's borders since Oct. 2004.

ALIPAC's president, William Gheen, said, "These are just the ones we know of. The real number is much higher."

Gheen told WND he believes the number of gang rapes is increasing as the population of illegal aliens in the U.S. increases.

"Many illegal aliens have a rape and pillage mentality toward America," he said. "The government has shown them they can break our laws on many levels without much fear of enforcement. Why should they think of rape or gang rape any differently?"

Gheen said, "Illegal aliens are more likely to engage in these crimes because rapes and gang rapes are much more common in the gang-rule Third World areas they come from."

MS-13, also known as Mara Salvatrucha, a highly organized and well-funded Central American gang, is infiltrating at least 33 states across the U.S., according to law-enforcement authorities. The gang is well-known in Los Angeles, Houston, New York and Washington, D.C., for excessive brutality. Any person suspected of cooperating with authorities is hunted down, tortured and killed. Initiation rites include kickings, beatings and gang rapes.

Gheen said, "These gangs are forcing new female gang members to undergo gang rape to enter the gang and they are asking their male initiates to gang rape American women to become an official member of the gang."

MS-13 relies on metropolitan areas with highly concentrated populations of illegal aliens to boost its spreading membership. Chapters require that initiates perform random acts of violence, such as participating in gang rapes, to gain acceptance, confirm law-enforcement officials.

Three MS-13 gang members were charged in the brutal rapes of two deaf girls, one 14, the other 17, in a Massachusetts park in 2002. One victim, who also suffered from cerebral palsy, was pushed out of her wheelchair before being raped repeatedly.

Illegal alien rapists often maintain several aliases, making escaping justice easier.

Jorge Villa-Gutierrez, 25, is in prison for the gang rape of an 18-year-old Douglas County, Colorado woman. He claimed to have paid only $100 for a fake ID and Social Security number.

Manuel Cantu, 28, pleaded guilty in Middlesex Superior Court February 2005 in Cambridge, Mass., to six counts of rape and one count of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 years old. Cantu also went by the aliases Angel Meza and Angel M. Salvador, according to court documents.

Gheen said, "Illegal aliens have been walking out of American prisons after serving their time at taxpayer expense without being deported. Our government can't or won't find the hundreds of thousands of known felon illegal aliens walking America's streets tonight much less stop the new felons coming in tonight across our unsecured borders."

The Violent Crimes Institute study established a pattern of escalating offenses among illegal aliens, whose first offense was illegally entering the U.S.

Schurman-Kauflin told WND, "Illegal immigrants who commit sex crimes first cross the U.S. border illegally, then gradually commit worse crimes and are continually released back into society or deported. Those who were deported simply returned illegally again. There is a clear pattern of criminal escalation. From misdemeanors such as assault or DUI, to drug offenses, illegal immigrants who commit sex crimes break U.S. laws repeatedly."

Most of the offenders reported in the study were located in states with the highest numbers of illegal immigrants. California was No. 1, followed by Texas, Arizona, New Jersey, New York and Florida. The 1,500 offenders studied had a total of 5,999 victims – averaging four victims each. Of those studied, 525, or 35 percent, were child molestations, 358, or 24 percent, were rapes, and 617, or 41 percent, were sexual homicides and serial murders.

Schurman-Kauflin said, "We need to know who is coming into this country. It is a matter of security, life and death. … Our borders should be secured so that those with evil intentions cannot enter. We need more Border Patrol agents, more training for these agents and a commitment that we will not tolerate predators coming into this country. There must be security and a return to the rule of law."

Last year, officials of the House Judiciary Committee said that U.S. immigration officers and police are not always on the same page. Police do not always inform immigration authorities about arrests of undocumented aliens, and immigration officers are often too late to identify the aliens before they are released on bail.

New York's arm of the Department of Homeland Security is only interviewing 40 percent of foreign-born inmates at Rikers Island – "a failure that puts criminal aliens back on the streets instead of deporting them," according to the New York Post.

"Gang rape is a form of terrorism. It has been used throughout history as a weapon of terror," Gheen said. "Most Americans do not see the war that is already upon us in our communities and neighborhoods."

Some high-profile gang rapes by illegal immigrants include:


December 2002 – In New York, several criminal aliens, who had passed in and out of Rikers and other jails without being detected by immigration officials, brutally beat and gang-raped a Queens mother of two near Shea Stadium. Three of the five rapists were illegal Mexican aliens with multiple prior arrests for crimes including assault, weapon possession and armed robbery.

January 2004 – Four illegal aliens were among the five men who brutally gang-raped a New York City woman. "They punched me so hard that I was knocked to the floor," the 43-year-old victim wrote before Supreme Court Justice Randall Eng sentenced one of her attackers, Victor Cruz, to 21 years in prison. Cruz, Luis Carmona, Carlos Rodriguez, Armando Juvenal and José Hernandez pleaded guilty in December to rape and kidnapping charges in exchange for sentences of 20 to 23 years.

October 2004 – a 37-year-old North Carolina woman was gang raped by at least seven illegal aliens in Huntersville, N.C.

Oct. 4, 2005 – In Immokalee, Fla., 14 field laborers, ranging in age from 18 to 56, broke into an 18-year-old woman's home, dragged her across the street and then took turns raping her. The victim said the men choked and hit her until she became unconscious. When she awoke, a man poured alcohol in her mouth. The men removed her clothing and each one raped her.

June 28, 2006 – Texas' Waco Tribune Herald reported illegal immigrants Javier Guzman Martinez, 18, and Noel Darwin Hernandez, 22, have been charged with one count of aggravated kidnapping and one count of aggravated sexual assault of an 18-year-old Tehuacana woman. The girl had been cut with a piece of glass or "other unknown object."

July 10 – In Sayre, Pa., the Evening Times reported "Gasper Almilcar Guzman" was among a group of men who were found July 10 to be in this country illegally following a routine traffic stop in Athens Township. Guzman had been convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl in Alabama in 2005. Guzman was deported before he could begin serving his five-year sentence.

July 13 -- In Noblesville, Ind., an illegal alien named Miguel Gutierrez, 20, faces two counts of rape for taking a 14-year-old into a garage and participating in a four-man gang rape on the girl. Following the gang rape, the girl was forced into a car and raped again, according to news reports.

July 17 – In Greenville, N.C., Fernando Cruz, 41, Walter Ramires, 26, Luis Morales, 24, and Pedro Vasques, 27, were charged with first-degree rape and first-degree kidnapping of a woman. They drove the woman to a field path on the edge of town and took turns raping her.

July 21 – Sinoe Salgado Garcia, a 28-year-old Fontana, Calif., man convicted of kidnapping and raping a 4-year-old girl, was sentenced to a 30-year-to-life prison term, according to the Riverside Press Enterprise. The child was found hours later inside a shed, thrown over a 6-foot-tall block wall, investigators said. She underwent surgery to repair damage caused by the rape and sodomy, court records show. The site reported that she also suffered three facial fractures.

Aug. 3 – Two young illegal aliens living in Charlotte, N.C., were charged with gang raping an Asheville teenager at the Red Roof Inn. They are 22-year-old Pablo Vasquez Osorio and 23-year-old Marcos Guerrero Fuentes. Both were charged with first-degree rape and kidnapping of a 17-year-old Asheville girl at a Red Roof Inn.

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Anonymous said...

Watch Bush's economic agenda:

Let the Illegals invade the US and twenty of them will move into a country club community, buy a mansion, and park 30 cars up and down the street. Then, you will have the subwoofers rattling your windows all hours of the day and night. Each day, they will rent out the rooms to different Illegals who come and go from other countries to work here in Bush's Uncivilized States of America.

July 16, 2007 8:04 AM

K.W. - Southern Ca. said...

We have no manufacturing base
to speak of, and one of our last strengths - information technology - has been shipped offshore as well.

I personally know of prior computer specialists who had to dump their careers in favor - of all things - work in the residential realestate market.

Now, that residential realestate
is tanking, where do these people find decent work now? Their computer skills are rusty, and retraining for good paying jobs takes more than a 2-3 week course over the internet.

Very, very sad, and troubling times we live in now.

I can't foresee any immigrants helping to support our collapsing housing market. What they may do instead is wait to all-out panic strikes stuck sellers, then pick up a house for pennies on the dollar.

Pete said...
No amount of immigration is going to bring prosperity back to our shores. What America needs is to get its manufacturing base back, fix its education system, and control its borders.

Anonymous said...

No wonder Bush loves Mexico so much - 10 families control 90% of the wealth while the other 90% of the peons live like rats. Elitists on the left and right plot to destroy the middle class. Then they will go after each other for total control.