Why the Minutemen will never win

To quote that great philospher Daffy Duck, it’s “because I’m a greedy little duck.” Corporate America wants to sell undocumented immigrants cars and mortgages and insurance, etc.

Embracing Illegals

Companies are getting hooked on the buying power of 11 million undocumented immigrants. 

At the same time, though, the fast-growing undocumented population is coming to be seen as an untapped engine of growth. In the past several years, big U.S. consumer companies — banks, insurers, mortgage lenders, credit-card outfits, phone carriers, and others — have decided that a market of 11 million or so potential customers is simply too big to ignore. It may be against the law for the Valenzuelas to be in the U.S. or for an employer to hire them, but there’s nothing illegal about selling to them.

How charmingly amoral of them. Of course, should enough immigrants get deported and thus default on their loans, then corporate America, their panties deeply in a twist, might start championing immigration reform. It could happen!

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