Illegal aliens can apply for mortgage relief under the Obama administration’s $275 billion plan, according to immigration experts and a group the government will use to help homeowners modify loans.
Steven Camarota, director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C., told WND approximately 1 million households headed by illegal immigrants acquired mortgages through the beginning of 2007, before the housing bubble burst.
Chad Buchanan, a manager at SaveMyHomeUSA–a group cooperating with the Obama administration that assists homeowners facing foreclosure–told WND illegal immigrants who own a home “could certainly apply under our program.”
SaveMyHomeUSA is seeking job applications for loan modification processors to work in the Obama administration mortgage modification program.
“A lot of mortgage modifiers out there never ask about the legal immigration status of the homeowner, and we do not ask either,” Buchanan said. “This is the first time I’ve had that question asked. All we are looking to do is to modify the current note, regardless what the legal immigration status of the client is.”
A mass marketed e-mail from Nicole Mercier at SaveMyHomeUSA tells prospects for the loan modification processor positions that the government “has provided billions of dollars to help people save their homes from foreclosure.”
ALIPAC’s president, William Gheen, told WND the e-mail from SaveMyHomeUSA “not only looks like illegal immigrants could refinance their own homes under the Obama mortgage modification program, they could also apply to become loan modification brokers, so they could help other illegal immigrants refinance their mortgages.”