The announcement by the Department of Housing and Urban Development that more than five million fraudulent home loans were taken out by illegal immigrants may indicate the illegal immigration problem is far greater than previously thought.
Some cities are seeing as much as 40% of the homes in their city currently in foreclosure. We can assume this means that 60% of homeowners are keeping up with their payments.
If the five million fraudulent home loans to illegal immigrants represents 40% of the total number of homes owned by illegal immigrants, we can assume there may be as many as 12.5 million illegal immigrant families that own a home in the U.S.
Since the average household size according to the 2000 U.S. census is 2.59 people, we can estimate as many as 32.38 million illegal immigrants living in a home owned by an illegal immigrant. This figure does not include the number of illegal immigrants that may be renting.
Current US estimates indicate there are approximately 7 to 20 million illegal immigrants currently residing in the U.S., but as you can see, that number may be far greater.