Calling the Old Media: Five Million Illegals Have Illegal Mortgages in U.S.A.! | NewsBusters.org Calling the Old Media: Five Million Illegals Have Illegal Mortgages in U.S.A.! By Warner Todd Huston (Bio | Archive) October 9, 2008 - 11:42 ET * [Email this to friend] * [Printer-friendly version] A single report by KFYI radio of Phoenix, Arizona highlights a shocking claim made by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD says that five million illegal aliens hold illegal mortgages. This is just one more example of the lax lending laws put into place by Democrats like Barney Frank that have contributed to this economic crisis. One would think this would be big news. But, so far we have only this one report to cover it. There have been earlier stories of home flipping schemes that made liberal use of illegal aliens as straw buyers and the FBI has followed numerous cases to prosecution and conviction. But the Old Media have not done much with this story. KFYI reports that these fraudulent straw purchases of mortgages by illegal aliens has affected every state in the union. One illegal alien was arrested this year in Tucson after allegedly using a stolen social security number to buy two homes and rack up over $780,000 in bad debt. Some five million fraudulent home mortgages are in the hands of illegal aliens, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.