Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Fuck Bank of America on March 10th! - Part 2

Here is the F.I.R.E. Coalition's press release...


Group Targets Bank of America for Aiding Illegal Aliens and Terrorists

LOS ANGELES, March 6—The FIRE Coalition, citizen-activist groups fighting illegal immigration across the U.S., today announced that it will launch “Operation BANKRUPT” (www.OperationBANKRUPT.com) on Saturday, March 10, following a report in the February 13 Wall Street Journal that Bank of America has decided to offer more Hispanics credit cards by waiving the requirement to have a Social Security card and credit history. The bank’s pilot program is limited to 51 branches in Los Angeles County, but it plans to roll the program out nationally later this year.

On March 10, FIRE Coalition partners and their supporters will protest outside Bank of America branch offices and encourage customers to cancel their accounts on that day for aiding illegal aliens and terrorists.

“We plan to significantly impact the operations of various Bank of America branches that day,” said Jason Mrochek, co-founder of the FIRE Coalition. “Bank of America is aiding and abetting illegal aliens, which is a federal crime. We are not going to continue to look the other way when confronted by these anti-American policies that are hurting our citizens of all backgrounds, and destroying our country.”

Bank of America officials claim the program does not violate banking or anti-terrorism laws. However, FIRE Coalition members disagree, citing the U.S. Criminal Code section 274, which states that “it is a crime punishable by 10 years in jail for aiding and abetting someone in this country illegally for commercial gain,” and the Bank Secrecy act of 1972 that says, “Banks must know their customers and any illegal activity must be reported to the government.”

Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo, a presidential hopeful and founder of the House Immigration Reform Caucus, will speak at the coalition’s Rochester, New Hampshire event on March 10th.

Daniel Sheehy, author of Fighting Immigration Anarchy: American Patriots Battle to Save the Nation, will participate in the March 10 event at the Glendale, California branch located at 203 North Glendale Avenue.

“Bank of America’s decision to offer credit cards to illegal aliens without Social Security numbers and credit histories is another step toward the merger of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada into a North American Union, similar to the European Union,” said Sheehy. “One way to put a stop to this madness and treason is to go after these corporations that are aiding the massive illegal-alien invasion of our nation and erasing our citizenship.”

The FIRE Coalition is a nationwide coalition of individuals and groups dedicated to stopping the flood of illegal immigration and promoting policies that serve to benefit the American people and safeguard our jobs, communities, way of life, public resources, environmental resources, and national security.

The coalition believes that it is the duty of our government to vigorously enforce our immigration laws, including repatriation of foreign nationals illegally in the United States and removing incentives for individuals to illegally cross our borders. The FIRE Coalition supports the enforcement and strengthening of existing laws penalizing those who employ and harbor illegal immigrants, and seek to educate those who passively accept or “turn a blind eye” to this problem as to the many destructive consequences of illegal immigration. The coalition’s efforts extend beyond federal matters to include state and local concerns as well. They are most widely known for their employer enforcement database at WeHireAliens.com.

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