As always we target our US 99% of young adults because they have not experienced our strong US first world, developed nation enforcing US RULE OF LAW, providing oversight and accountability, having legal structures enforcing civil rights of citizens. CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA global banking pols killed all that these few decades.
When we discuss the goals of filling our US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES with a few billion new immigrants forced to live and work in US zones as they do in third world nations-----these are the future citizens to US who will have absolutely no experience of an America as a first world, developed nation, with strong RULE OF LAW and citizens' rights. They will be targeted by the global banking institutions in US cities today, fleeced of all their wealth ----as here in Baltimore with Baltimore Development Corporation, Greater Baltimore Committee, global hedge fund Johns Hopkins---and all those FAKE social progressive organizations PRETENDING to be working for our 99% as populist leaders.
We want to address NEW IMMIGRANT RIGHTS regarding buying and renting property. The new global 1% foreign rich are protected by ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE for only the global 1% although we feel sure they will be fleeced by global banking 1% players tied to our US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES. These foreign rich either BUY duel citizenships or they bring dozens of corporate lawyers to try to secure property rights within these US zones---like Baltimore.
Things are much different for our global 99% of new immigrants---they have already these few decades been the target of fleecing over property sales----I.E victims of subprime mortgage loan frauds in great numbers. Below we see a discussion by our US 99% over what they call 'illegal immigrants' and what they think property rights are for them.
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- 06-19-2011, 08:58 PM #1
176Can A Illegal Immigrant Own Property?
- I was wondering , can an illegal immigrant own property legally? I tried to find the basic federal laws against illegal immigration in google but couldn't find any.
- 06-19-2011, 09:19 PM #2
Yes. Around here many do a "rent to own" to buy property or they pay cash. At least that's the way it is in my town.
- 06-19-2011, 09:22 PM #3
There is no law against it currently however some states passing tough immigration laws are making similiar type of laws. The catch is though that the federal government and even states when allowed to enforce immigration law could turn the tables on that. Laws about "proceeds of a crime" can be used to take that house and virtually anything else but the mood hasn't been right of course in states and the federal government yet.
- 06-19-2011, 09:28 PM #4
Normally one is required to provide a Social Security number and photo identification, usually a drivers license, and banking information. A contract to "buy and sell" is legal, but the contract is being made with a person who is committing a criminal act (illegal alien) and who does not possess the rights and privileges of citizenship.
The Federal government does what they always do. They look the other way and let banks sell morgages to Illegals even though It Is against Federal law. This easily falls under the term "aiding and abetting" Illegals ...
- 06-19-2011, 09:58 PM #5
They probly use that famous T.I.N.
- 06-19-2011, 10:02 PM #6
Originally Posted by pattyk
They probly use that famous T.I.N.
- 06-19-2011, 10:09 PM #7
Tax Identification number. They use it to file their tax returns cause they dont have social security numbers.
- 06-19-2011, 10:11 PM #8
They use it to open bank accounts too.
- 06-19-2011, 10:15 PM #9
Originally Posted by pattyk
They use it to open bank accounts too.
Thanks Patty, most dont even have that!!!! Our pandering former mayor ,funded a bank so illegals could get accounts without a ss so they wouldnt get robbed on pay days
- 06-19-2011, 10:16 PM #10
Texas - Occupied State - The Front Line
Makes you wonder how much US territory is owned by foreign nationals.
Rent-to-own illegals usually don't end up with the property. I see a house get turned over again and again. They move in and do illegal remodeling and then leave, then someone inspects it when they try to rent-to-own again and the places gets boarded up. Then some sucker comes along that will do the repairs for the down and tries to bring it up to code but he can't live in it while he fixes it, then another sucker comes along, and another... Then they get it up to code and do a rent-to-own and they do illegal remodels and the whole mess starts over again. Illegal remodeling can really trash a house. Often, they catch on fire, the walls bow out, walls or roof cave in or just end up ugly eye soars because they've used salvaged construction materials or stuff they stole from a job site. It's a mess. Every time I hear about one of these deals, the owner always seems to be living in Mexico.
It always kills REAL left social progressives when our US 99% right wing focus like hawks on civil behaviors of those lower income 99% of new immigrants calling them ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS while those global 1% foreign rich have sacked and looted the US as partners with FOREIGN SOVEREIGNTY OF MALTA/TRIBES OF JUDAH. So, global 1% foreign rich being allowed to buy and be partners to US city development deals are ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS---THEY COMMITTED CRIMES against the US as partners with CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA. Our US 99% must look UP the income ladder to FIX BALTIMORE.
The discussion above makes a few good points. It describes how these few decades global banking 5% freemason/Greek players have allowed new immigrants to be CAPTURED in subprime mortgage loan frauds knowing these new immigrants would be losing those homes down the road. As well, our 99% of new immigrants are being allowed to be captured in schemes like RENT TO OWN------while global banking players KNOW these immigrants are likely to be pushed out of these communities for one reason or another----losing that RENT TO OWN.
As we shouted at the beginning of TRUMP'S term in office------EVERY PRESIDENT since CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA starts the terms doing just what TRUMP did regarding immigrants told they were welcome-----then pushed out when they get close to naturalized citizenship----or when they get close to being actual homeowners. These PRESIDENTIAL attacks on US immigrants are WELL-TARGETED.
THIS IS WHEN YOU KNOW OUR US POLITICAL SYSTEM IS CAPTURED TO FAR-RIGHT WING----REAL LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVES DO NOT PEDDLE CRIMINAL HOUSING POLICIES.
NPR's MARKETPLACE MONEY knows this-----CASA de MARYLAND knows this------civil rights groups like NAACP knows this------this is how we know all these groups are global banking 5% freemason/Greek players PRETENDING to care about our 99% new immigrants while working to kill their futures.
What happens to your house when you get deported?
By Reema Khrais
August 10, 2017 | 1:20 PM
President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to ramp up immigration enforcement.
From February through June, an average of 13,085 undocumented immigrants were arrested each month, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. That compares to an average of 9,134 arrests per month during the last three months of 2016.
The economic ripple effects of arrests – and eventual deportations – are wide-ranging. But one little noticed consequence is their effect on the housing market.
Research shows that deportations lead to higher rates of foreclosure among Latino communities. That’s because the loss of an income for families – especially if it is the breadwinner who is detained – can make it harder for remaining family members to make mortgage payments.
That reality is what spurred Maria, an undocumented immigrant who runs a Quinceañera shop in Los Angeles, to recently transfer the title of her house to her 22-year-old daughter, a U.S. citizen.
“I refinanced it and took the money because if they come up and deport us, we have that money put away,” Maria said in Spanish. “It’s with my daughter.”
Maria, who didn’t want her last name used to protect her safety, has owned a home in California for more than 20 years.
She and her husband scraped together $2,000 for the down payment and have since remodeled it over the years. The thought of losing the house because of a deportation, she said, is terrifying.
“Because everything we made, all that we built could fall apart at any moment,” she said.
Maria is among the 31 percent of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. who own a home, according to the Migration Policy Institute. Without social security numbers, many undocumented immigrants are able to take out loans by using their Taxpayer Identification Number.
The link between deportations and foreclosures is something Jacob Rugh, an assistant professor of sociology at Brigham Young University, has studied extensively.
He found that deportations during the Great Recession, which reached record levels, exacerbated foreclosures among Latinos. Rugh, along with Matthew Hall of Cornell University, looked at data from 2005 to 2012, focusing on counties that collaborated with Immigration and Customs Enforcement under the 287 (g) program. That’s the program that allows local law enforcement to help arrest and detain people suspected of violating immigration law.
They found that in 42 counties, foreclosure rates among Latino households were nearly 70 percent higher than in otherwise similar counties.
That’s because while many undocumented immigrants are homeowners, many live – and contribute income — to multi-generational households owned by Latinos who are here legally.
“Even in expensive markets, you could see that immigrants were pooling their resources across legal statuses, across families, to make the American dream possible,” Rugh explained.
Rugh said deportations act like other triggers for foreclosure that are well-known: “It’s as though someone was divorced or became ill,” he explained.
Most undocumented immigrants who are deported are Latino men with jobs. So, for families that hold the bulk of their wealth in a home, that loss of an income can mean losing money for college or medical bills.
“It has this sort of domino effect on the rest of the community and on the economy, frankly,” said Marisa Calderon, executive director of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.
Calderon said a huge spike in deportations could have an impact on the housing market as Hispanics are expected to drive home demand over the next decade.
“People don’t come to this country dreaming to be renters, they want to be able to have a little place to call their own,” she said.
That’s what Claudia, who’s undocumented, wanted. Her parents brought her to Wichita, Kansas from Mexico when she was a young girl. That’s where she eventually fell in love with her boyfriend, got married and bought her first home.
“I wanted to have something more stable for my son. Like a lot of my friends, they still have their memories or like their pictures, and I didn’t have that,” she said.
Claudia was on her way to building that stability when, in 2005, her husband, who’s also undocumented, was detained. He lost his painting business. The court fees and bills started piling up.
“We were really trying to save the home,” she said.
But they couldn’t make the mortgage payments. They lost their home. Eventually Claudia’s husband was deported. He is now back in the U.S. and both Claudia and her husband are seeing political asylum.
But instead of the two-bedroom home with the big backyard, they’re renting in the same Wichita apartment complex they were in when they first got married.
“It was really hard for me last year when I turned 40,” she said. “It was like, I cannot believe I’ve been working hard my whole life, had dreams, and here I am at 40, starting all over again.”
She said she wonders where they’d be if they hadn’t lost their house.
The problems our 99% of new to US immigrants have in REALLY securing property as homes or being LANDLORDS is tied with our immigrants being able to STAY EMPLOYED over the long term------and remaining SOVEREIGN to one city/county/state or staying in the US.
What are the laws of buying and selling land in US? Well, most legal contracts require both parties involved not have CRIMINAL STATUS still active. Those new immigrants not in US on VISAS OR GREEN CARDS will, no matter how much global banking 1% pols PRETEND to be SANCTUARY CITY/STATE pro-immigrant-----we see those open arms CLOSE TIGHT around your WEALTH.
The problem for our new immigrants here in US cities LEGALLY as green card holders or VISA holders is this: global banking intends to end your legal immigrant status BEFORE you can OWN THE BUILDINGS or shortly AFTER you have bought them. There is no intent of allowing global 99% of new immigrants NOT TIED TO BEING GLOBAL 1% -----to be home-owners or LANDLORDS.
Below we see TEXAS doing just this. No state actively stages any person living inside its borders to be fleeced of their wealth than TEXAS ----BALTIMORE as a city is top gun as well. So, these are 'ILLEGAL' immigrants being told it is OK to stay in TEXAS----it is OK to buy a house, to be LANDLORDS, all while global banking 1% CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA intend to change laws---change this policy stance----and make sure these new immigrants lose all that home-equity.
THIS PROPERTY SCAM HAS OPERATED THESE FEW DECADES----MOVING FORWARD THE GOAL HAS THIS SAME SCAM TARGETING FOREIGN MIDDLE-CLASS PROFESSIONALS COMING TO US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES------ALL OF WHOM WILL LOSE THEIR WEALTH.
Where the target these few decades was the fleecing of working class immigrants----global banking 1% players are now focused on those foreign white collar professional immigrants ready to sack and loot them.
And it will be ALT RIGHT ALT LEFT FAKE civil rights groups telling these immigrants this is GOOD POLICY.
Illegal status no bar to immigrants buying homes
Renters no more
More undocumented immigrants are able to buy homes
OLIVIA BLANCO MULLINS, Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle
Published 5:30 am CDT, Friday, August 4, 2006
Although they are undocumented immigrants, Mexican couple Jorge and Maribel were able to purchase their Houston home.Despite being in the U.S. illegally, undocumented immigrants can legally buy a house.
Certain lenders don't ask for immigration papers. And buyers using a special tax ID often don't need a lengthy credit history.
That has allowed many undocumented workers to realize the American Dream, experts said, while contributing to an upturn in the real estate market.
For Jorge and Maribel, a couple from Mexico who have lived illegally in Houston since 1996, an Individual Tax Identification Number, known as an ITIN, and a Texas driver's license were enough to secure their mortgage, allowing them to purchase a home in 2002.
"I was really surprised when I found out that it could be done," said Jorge, who bought his home through Gloria Castrejón's realty firm, La Palma.
Like Maribel, Jorge asked to be identified by only his first name.
The fact is, it can be easier for many undocumented immigrants to buy houses than to get jobs.
To complete the purchase, they don't need a Social Security number.
An ITIN, their last two yearly tax returns, an official ID such as a consular registration card and a few credit references, such as electricity and telephone bills, are enough to apply for a mortgage and buy a home, according to experts.
"Residency has never been a condition to purchase a home," said Frances Martinez Myers, president of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, which is based in Washington, D.C.
"Being in the country legally or not is not an issue when you are buying a house."
If a buyer does provide a Social Security number, real estate agencies and lenders may request proof of legal status, according to Myers. But that is usually not the case with an ITIN.
"It is not illegal for an undocumented immigrant to buy a house. What is illegal is to do so using a false Social Security number," Houston immigration lawyer José Vega warned.
Although real estate deals involving non-U.S. residents have been going on for a while, Myers said that banks have only recently begun processing mortgages with ITIN numbers.
The Internal Revenue Service started issuing ITIN numbers in 1996 to enable people without Social Security numbers, including nonresident investors and illegal immigrants, to pay U.S. taxes, according to agency spokesperson Irma Trevino. The IRS has issued 9 million ITIN numbers.
Several real estate experts, including Wendy Buitron of the Texas Department of Banking, which oversees the state's financial system, confirmed that using an ITIN to obtain a mortgage is legal.
For illegal immigrants, however, buying a home can carry risks.The biggest, said Houston real estate consultant Óscar González, of González Group, is deportation. If homeowners are forced to leave the country, they might be unable to afford payments and, therefore, could lose their home, Myers said.
We would suggest to our 99% of new immigrant citizens that the above GONZALES GROUP are 5% global banking players only interested in fleecing you through mortgage loan frauds.
Fraud is another risk. Paco Felici, spokesman for the Texas Attorney General's Office, said a Dallas operation that was selling homes to Hispanics without giving them property titles was busted in June.
We would suggest to our 99% of immigrants that a PACO FELICI as TX ATTORNEY being a global banking 5% player is killing our 99% of immigrants while pretending to care.
Another caveat for undocumented buyers: Financial institutions tend to charge illegal immigrants higher interest rates — sometimes several points higher — than other borrowers.
As for banks and lending institutions that grant ITIN loans, the risk is low, experts said. For example, Banco Popular limits ITIN loans to a maximum of $150,000, spokesman Juan Carlos Cruz said.
Banks approach such mortgages differently.
Banco Popular, which has been issuing ITIN mortgages since 1997, does not believe it is the bank's responsibility to determine the immigration status of a person, Cruz said.
BANCO POPULAR thinks just as all global banking -----whether targeting black, white, or brown citizens. The problem is having banks which are not REALLY local, community banks.
Checking the papers
That view is not shared by Julie Davis , spokeswoman for Bank of America, who said it is her bank's policy to verify the immigration papers of a borrower when it processes ITIN mortgages."We do not loan money to people who are in the country illegally," said Davis, adding that customers can open a checking account with Bank of America by using a consular registration document as identification.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 48 percent of the more than 40 million Hispanics in this country were homeowners in 2002, the last year for which such figures are available.
CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA STOPPED FEDERAL OVERSIGHT DATA OPENING THE DOOR TO NOTHING BUT FAKE DATA----HERE WE SEE 2002.
Although some anti-immigration groups claim that those in the country illegally pose an economic burden, a study by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals said that home purchases by undocumented workers could result in $60 billion in mortgages over the next few years.
The total value of mortgages granted for home purchases in 2005 was $1.5 trillion, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association in Washington, D.C.
Estimates on the number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. vary.
The U.S. Census Bureau puts the figure at 11 million.
The Pew Hispanic Center, a Washington D.C.-based think tank, puts it at 12 million.
The Hispanic real estate group's study estimates more than 150,000 illegal immigrants who rent housing could afford a $98,000 home.
González is convinced that Hispanics, including illegal immigrants, are revitalizing the U.S. housing market.
"The real estate companies are focusing on the nontraditional buyers. Things are slowing down, and the focus has shifted to the Hispanic home buyer because of their numbers," he said.
Castrejón, Jorge and Maribel's agent, said one in five of her clients are undocumented immigrants. Castrejón said she sells 30 to 40 properties a year.
"This is much better than renting," Maribel said.
"We're not throwing our money away anymore."
The public policies we discussed this week regarding LANDLORD/TENANT -----and how the goals of global banking to use these policies installed by a BALTIMORE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT JACK YOUNG---et al of city council and MAYOR PUGH----are to fleece today's US middle-income and merely rich through real estate investments as well as push our renters into more PERSONAL DEBT with RENTER'S DEBT.
THIS GOES DOUBLY FOR OUR NEW TO US CITY IMMIGRANTS BOTH 99% IMMIGRANTS AND GLOBAL 1% AND THEIR 2% OF IMMIGRANTS.
It's true those global 1% and their 2% have the money for lawyers to fight these real estate frauds-----while our 99% of new immigrants will not.
So, what does all this next phase of complete criminality and corruption of our US city economics surrounding real estate and property rights mean to our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE?
The next phase of MOVING FORWARD seeks to remove all property ownership and rights from our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE while building global corporate campuses. Today we are seeing only the global corporate FOOTPRINTS-----as we say UNDERARMOUR campus------AMAZON campus------JOHNS HOPKINS campus. Until global banking 1% are ready to drop a global campus on our communities----they will keep our 99% property-owners caught in this cycle of BUYING AND BEING BUSTED.
Here we see what AUSTRALIA is doing to those global 1% and their 2% daring to invest in US real estate especially having been encouraged to be those US LANDLORDS. Same will happen in US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES MOVING FORWARD.
Any US citizen thinking scamming new immigrants will make our US 99% winners----not even our global banking 5% freemason/Greek players will be winners---they will be under the bus MOVING FORWARD.
Our US 5% freemason/Greek players have been these few decades those real estate players selling all this mortgage loan fraud----selling corrupt real estate planning-----but MOVING FORWARD will have our US 5% players in real estate OUT OF THE MARKET.
Foreign landlords imminent as Government waters down foreign home buyer ban
Tova O'BrienBanning foreign home buyers was one of the major promises of Labour's election campaign, but the Government has now watered down its ban. Credits: Getty
Banning foreign home buyers was one of the major promises of Labour's election campaign, but the Government has now watered down its ban.
Now, foreigners can buy apartments or in some case buildings off the plans and keep them. Initially, they were going to have to sell them once they were built.
The move means foreign developers can build residential properties of 20 dwellings and rent them out, meaning there will now be the possibility for foreign landlords.
The ban doesn't apply to people from within Australia or Singapore.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says the move is a "smartening up of the foreign buyers legislation" - but National MP Gerry Brownlee says the Bill "now has so many carve-outs in it that some of its original purpose is almost lost".
Around March last year, 7.8 percent of homes in central Auckland were bought by foreign buyers. At the same time this year that had more than doubled to 18 percent.
But overall in New Zealand, foreign ownership isn't rising - steady at around just 3 percent.
Trade Minister David Parker says while key trading partners like China might try to copy Singapore and get an exemption for their citizens as well, they won't get one.
And New Zealand's about to enter into a free-trade deal with the EU and the UK.
The Government's back down does help mitigate criticism it's stymying investment, but the foreign buyers ban can't really be called a ban any longer.
Again, we pick on JOSH simply because he has been imported from Chicago to Baltimore to be the farm team global banking 5% freemason/Greek player trying to be pol. JOSH as all GLOBAL GREEN CORPORATION PARTY candidates PRETEND to be 99% populist------they shout AFFORDABLE HOUSING AFFORDABLE HOUSING AFFORDABLE HOUSING all while pushing every global banking 1% FAKE housing policy having goals of KILLING 99% WE THE PEOPLE of Baltimore and our new to Baltimore immigrant citizens.
GLOBAL GREEN CORPORATION PARTY-----JUST AS 'OUR REVOLUTION' FOR ONLY THE GLOBAL 1% BERNIE SANDERS RUNNING AS DEMOCRATS ----ARE ALL ONE WORLD FAR-RIGHT WING, AUTHORITARIAN, MILITARISTIC, EXTREME WEALTH EXTREME POVERTY LIBERTARIAN MARXISTS.
When our US 99% allow FAR-RIGHT WING whether CLINTON/OBAMA-----now JILL STEIN/BERNIE SANDERS------be our POPULIST LEADERS----the only CIVIL RIGHTS these global banking 5% freemason/Greek players are working for---is the LIBERTARIAN civil right of the rich to accumulate wealth anyway they can----ergo, NO RULE OF LAW.....NO RIGHTS FOR CITIZENS.
My FB friend around the nation have these same global banking PLAYER CANDIDATES in all political parties pretending THEY are the populist revolution---let's come together as a 99% vs global banking 1% ----
The only SHAKE-UP to US city hall's these farm team global banking 1% candidates and pols will be doing----it MOVING FORWARD filling our US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES with global 1% and their 2% representing only global foreign corporations. HARRIS promotes every real estate/landlord/tenant policy global banking writes PRETENDING it helps our Baltimore 99% WE THE PEOPLE black, white, and brown citizens.
WE ARE OUR OWN LEADERS----BE REAL LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVES.
If a civil rights NGO claiming to be populist have not been shouting against these LANDLORD/TENANT policies we discussed this week-----and we don't hear any shouting----THESE ARE FAR-RIGHT WING GLOBAL BANKING FAKE LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE groups.
Joshua Harris, the Baltimore Green Party's first mayoral candidate, pledges to shake up City Hall
Yvonne WengerContact Reporter
The Baltimore Sun Oct 20, 2016
Joshua Harris, the Green Party candidate in Baltimore's mayoral race, has a 21-page plan to revolutionize the city. He wants citizens to vote on budget decisions, a new public bank in which to invest tax dollars and a thriving medical marijuana industry.
But sharing that vision with voters across the city's 92 square miles is a dilemma. With few paid staff and about $1,000 in his campaign account, a billboard propped up in the back of Harris' burgundy pickup truck is perhaps the most visible sign he is in the race.
Harris, a former journalist who works in communications, said he is prepared to take on the city's behemoth Democratic Party, which has controlled City Hall for a half century. He faces Democrat Catherine E. Pugh, Republican Alan Walden and write-in candidates including former Mayor Sheila Dixon in the Nov. 8 election.
"People tell me they want their streets to be fixed. They want their schools to be better. They don't care if the letter next to the person's name is a 'D,' 'R' or a 'G,'" Harris, 30, said. "It's about who is going to get the job done and who is bringing solutions to the table.
"They don't want the same old, same old."
Jill Gordon and her 10-year-old daughter, Sage Sissoko, popped up from their seats at a recent youth film festival to introduce themselves to Harris. He had just finished telling a couple of dozen people about his candidacy. Harris called himself — a 6-foot-4, former semi-professional basketball player — the "little, big guy" in the race.
"I like that he's young and fresh and has new ideas," said Gordon of Remington. "He's relatable."
But Gordon, 37, said she wasn't sure if she'll vote for Harris. She's not convinced he can be competitive.
"That's what makes me sad," she said. "I'm pulling for him."
Harris is the city Green Party's first mayoral candidate, according to Andy Ellis, co-chairman of the Baltimore Greens. The party has about 1,200 active registered voters in Baltimore, compared to more than 300,000 Democrats and 32,000 Republicans.
Ellis said the party's candidates have outperformed voter registration numbers at the ballot box in the past. Across the country, candidates from the Green Party — founded in 1984 — have been elected to a variety of offices, including mayor and state lawmaker.
Given the campaign Harris has waged over the past year — he has several banners around the city, has knocked on 6,000 doors, has participated in phone banks, maintains active social media accounts and attended numerous community meetings, festivals and forums — he will be a force on Election Day, Ellis said.
"His economic development platform looks at keeping Baltimore's money inside Baltimore and returns the decision-making power to the people in neighborhoods through participatory budgeting," Ellis said. "His plans fuse together for economic and racial justice.
OH, REALLY ELLIS? GREENS ARE INDEED MOVING FORWARD.
"He puts real ideas and a real vision forward."
ToddEberlyof St. Mary's College of Maryland said Harris faces long odds against winning. "You can think up a scenario, but there is no real history of electoral wins for Greens in Baltimore," Eberly said. "There is no real machine to turn out the votes. Those are very difficult things to overcome."
But Harris' campaign will help to show disillusioned voters that they have alternatives, Eberly said. "We'll wait and see how many votes he can get, but it could send a significant message to the Democratic Party power bosses."
Aimee Pohl, 40, of Govans, said she switched her party affiliation from Democrat to Green after this year's primary. Pohl said she was frustrated with national party politics. She was intrigued by Harris' campaign flier and decided to volunteer for him. Pohl called Harris an "incredibly kind and smart and authentic person."
"Josh is the only person who has actual real ideas for true change in the city," she said. "It feels very much to me that Catherine Pugh is going to continue with Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's stance on things with a couple of tweaks here and there."
Harris, who lives in Hollins Market and is engaged to be married, moved to Baltimore about five years ago to take a job working in communications for Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate African-American fraternity.
A Chicago native, he was raised by a single mother who worked multiple jobs. He spent a lot of time with his grandmother, a former union president who worked with President Barack Obama when he was a community organizer. Harris said his father is an ex-offender who went on to own and operate three bookstores.
In his youth, the candidate found basketball an outlet. "If It wasn't for a recreation center that was open and funded, who knows what trouble I would have gotten into or where I would be today." He went on to play high school, college and semi-pro basketball. He lived and played overseas for about a year.
After graduating from Augsburg College in Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in communication, Harris worked in media.
He also has worked as a legislative aide to Del. Charles E. Sydnor III, a Baltimore County Democrat, who called Harris "an honorable person" who has strong beliefs and is a hard worker.
While he worked in Annapolis, Harris helped draft legislation to update the state's wire tap law, setting the groundwork to authorize police body cameras.
The Hollins Market resident helped start a group that uses the arts to restore the neighborhood, and he has volunteered extensively with various organizations, including serving on the board for the Southwest Partnership.
When Harris announced his campaign for mayor last November, he had planned to run as a Democrat in a crowded field. He switched to the Green Party early this year after he said members of the party contacted him.
"The Green Party is a party that I have always known to align more with my values and views," Harris said. "It is a party that has been focused on social justice, racial justice, economic justice and environmental justice."
ONE WORLD ONE TECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY GRID-------THIS IS JUSTICE FOR 99% WE THE PEOPLE-----REALLY???? YOU ARE CALLING DEEP, DEEP, REALLY DEEP STATE--------POLICIES LEADING TO JUSTICE.
At the heart of Harris' plan is his proposal to set up a public bank that would hold and leverage the city's property taxes, fees, fines and other revenue — modeled after the Bank of North Dakota. The city could benefit from interest earned on the account and grant loans to businesses and new homeowners at low rates, he said.
Harris said he would fight for stronger community benefits agreements tied to public financing, high-speed municipal Wi-Fi and living wages. He wants to foster a new industry around retail cannabis and clean energy manufacturing. He also calls for more community schools and additional de-escalation and cultural competence training for police.
ALL OF THESE ARE GLOBAL BANKING 1% POLICIES--------NOT A REAL LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE POLICY FOR OUR 99% WE THE PEOPLE IN SIGHT.
"The root cause of crime is unequivocally poverty," Harris said. "Baltimore is a blue-collar town that has been without blue-collar work since Bethlehem Steel and General Motors left. My vision is to transition our city from a blue-collar town into a green-collar town."
We READ constantly the public policy stances of all groups calling themselves CIVIL RIGHTS---POPULIST------and here are those LATINO civil rights groups which have not SHOUTED against any of these public policies they KNOW are staging our 99% of new immigrants whether documented or illegal for LOSING ALL THEIR WEALTH.
This is why the STRUGGLE for our 99% of black citizens-----the STRUGGLE for our 99% of US labor union members----the STRUGGLE for our new 99% of immigrants started early 1900s having been successful for several decades has these few decades DISAPPEARED.
THESE GROUPS BELOW ARE BEING LED BY GLOBAL BANKING 5% FREEMASON/GREEK PLAYERS WHO BRING OUR 99% WE THE PEOPLE OUT TO MARCH FOR PUBLIC POLICY KILLING OUR FUTURE---ESPECIALLY IN HOUSING.
We out continuously our US labor union 5% players as leaders since our US corporations went global. These US labor unions went from being REAL left social progressive supporting workers----to killing our US and immigrant workers by pushing global banking policies as discussed this week.
WE ARE SHOUTING TO OUR NEW TO AMERICA 99% OF IMMIGRANTS---PLEASE TAKE TIME TO EDUCATE ON REAL US HISTORY ---NOT TODAY'S REVISED HISTORY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT MADE AMERICA FIRST WORLD, DEVELOPED, STRONGEST ECONOMY WITH BEST QUALITY OF LIFE IN WORLD HISTORY.
Since most of these global banking labor players are men-----we will use a phrase from our US military -------GROW A PAIR NANCIES---------STAND UP AND BE US CITIZENS.
MOST RESPECTED? By whom???
The Nation’s Most Respected Latino Civil Rights Organizations LCLAA, LULAC, NCLR, and Hispanic Federation, Join the 47th Anniversary of the Reenactment of the Selma to Montgomery March
March 7, 2012
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Washington, D.C. – Today, in front of the AFL-CIO headquarters, a delegation of Latino leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders boarded a bus routed to Selma, Alabama in order to participate in the reenactment of the historic civil rights marches of 1965. The Latino delegation will march alongside civil rights leaders in Selma and demand for the repeal of Alabama’s anti-Latino legislation, HB 56.
The event known as “Bloody Sunday” was a historic event when 600 protesters were forced back by state troopers and local police with tear gas and clubs as they attempted to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge over the Alabama River into Montgomery. Due to the police force brutality, over 50 people were hospitalized on March 7, 1965. Since that fateful day, thousands convene to retrace the steps of history by marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to remember the day that a group of unarmed men and women bravely stood their ground against blatant discrimination. Unfortunately, 47 years after “Bloody Sunday” we are still experiencing civil rights violations.
“In 1965, the Selma to Montgomery March made history and changed America; it marked the peak of the civil rights movement. Today many states have launched an all-out coordinated assault on democracy by attacking workers’ rights, voting rights, public education and by promoting anti-immigrant legislation. Almost 50 years after the civil rights movement secured major gains immigrants are still fighting for basic rights and dignity. We will not permit any more policies that marginalize Latinos and their children and drive them out of jobs and communities,” stated Hector Sanchez, LCLAA’s Executive Director.
“Today, 47 years after the passing of monumental legislation, the 1964 Civil Rights Act, immigrant men, women and children are degraded in our laws, and in our minds,” said LULAC National President Margaret Moran. “We can blame ourselves for the dehumanization of the undocumented community because we have allowed terms like “illegal alien” to identify their class. We march with our sister organizations and the African American community to make clear that although the Hispanic community is diverse and disagreements over comprehensive immigration reform and the Dream Act exist, we will not turn our backs and ignore the plight of the undocumented.”
THE DREAM ACT IS A FAR-RIGHT WING IMMIGRATION POLICY ---NOT A REAL LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE IMMIGRATION POLICY.
“In an extraordinary show of support from the African-American community, immigration is one of the key focal points of this year’s commemoration of the historic Selma to Montgomery march. The African-American community knows as we do that anti-immigrant laws and voter ID laws are really an all-out assault on civil rights. We are deeply proud to be marching with our African-American brothers and sisters and NCLR is very appreciative of the strong commitment from our sister Latino organizations to this important event,” stated Janet Murguia, NCLR President and CEO.
“Today, as we set off to recreate this historic event and march for civil rights, we remember the thousands of individuals who have sacrificed everything to gain the right to vote. It is our solemn responsibility to protect this hard-fought right and ensure that every American citizen - regardless of race, ethnicity and income - is able to vote unimpeded and fully participate in our democracy,” stated Jose Calderon, Interim President of the Hispanic Federation.
The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is the leading national organization for Latino(a) workers , that educates, empowers and increases opportunities for this diverse, dynamic and growing community.
LCLAA was born in 1972 out of the need to inform Latinos about workers’ rights, raise national awareness regarding the issues that affect their well-being and increase their influence in the political process. LCLAA advocates and mobilizes our 52 chapters across the U.S. and Puerto Rico to strive for justice, economic equality, social dignity and a higher quality of life for Latinos and all working families.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is a volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 900 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.lulac.org.
NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. For more information on NCLR, please visit www.nclr.org or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.
The mission of the Hispanic Federation is to empower and advance the Hispanic community. The Hispanic Federation provides grants and services to a broad network of Latino non-profit agencies serving the most vulnerable members of the Hispanic community and advocates nationally with respect to the vital issues of education, health, immigration, economic empowerment, civic engagement and the environment.