The attention getter regarding the recent eruption of illegal immigration? Money.
Banks hold the mortgages on properties in these border states. They should be very concerned with this border issue and the apparent uncontrolled influx of illegal immigrants. If people flee, if people decide to move from the southern sections of Texas and Arizona, real estate values will plummet. Residents will howl, banks will develop a great concern.
If those who hold the nice homes in the gated golf communities begin to feel unsafe, the fragility of the real estate values in these parts of the country will quickly be seen. Balance sheets at the banks could suffer as values decline. That would be quite an attention getter. Even a liberal doesn’t want to see his real estate drop by 20% overnight.
Is this retribution by the Obama administration upon the two states that theoretically are his “least favorite”? Governors Brewer of Arizona and Perry of Texas have thumbed their nose at Obama’s antics, and rightfully so. The Obama administration dragging “those who are not with us” through the “key hole” ala the IRS and other channels, is very plausible.
Additionally, the uncontrolled flow of illegals into this country plays right into the Cloward and Piven strategy theorists, tipping over the finances of this country by creating an untenable welfare situation. There are two ways to increase the financial burden of the welfare system ; increase the benefits, which would require Congressional action, or increase the number of people which would only require non enforcement of the law. An unmonitored immigration flow would certainly achieve the later. We know that Holder, Obama, and his minions enjoy the sport of choosing non enforcement when it suits their purposes.