What I hate is when people on both sides of the argument lump “immigration” and “illegal immigration” together and then everybody gets into a hairball about it. I have no problem with people who immigrate legally or get their green card, it’s the fence-jumpers who get on my nerves.[/quote]
Well said. We have a working system for immigration that the vast majority of Americans have no probelem with. It may not be perfect, but please show my one Government program that is. It is those who feel they can operate outside the system that originate most of the frustration.
[quote=CricketOnTheHearth]I have to wonder how much the price of housing here in SD is due to illegals cramming 10 and 15 to a house and paying whatever the landlord demands because hey, it’s only a couple hundred each for them. [/quote]
Well, that is something code wise that needs to be fixed. Alittle inforcement of LL’s who feel they can house people like sardines and well see how rents go. Problem is, there is alot of demand for cheap housing, and little supply. People wouldnt be living that way if it wasnt their only choice.
[quote=CricketOnTheHearth]It’s clear that San Diego housing is overcrowded. Go down any street in Mira Mesa or Clairemont and see how many cars are parked along the curb by people doubling and tripling up in their houses.[/quote]
Both areas are college kid areas. UCSD (MM) and Clairmont(USD/SDCC) are older neightborhoods that now house large numbers of college kids; 1 person/car per bedroom. The problem is these areas were not built for that kind of density, and have 1 or MAYBE 2 spots per rental, with between 2-6 persons per rental. SO everyone else spills out onto the street. I dont know if id blame theses areas parking problems on immigrants. College kids are much worse, espeically when it is 5-6 in a 4/2 house and the garage is storage/5th bedroom and not a place to put cars.
And before we all go off on a rant about minidorms, the real problem is city zoning that doesnt/has never/will never seem to understand that colleges bring students; students who need affordable places to stay close to class.