Bank of America loses contract over credit card for illegal aliens (Gaston County, NC)
Posted Sat, Apr 14, 2007 at 1:45 pm
A controversial credit card program has led Gaston County leaders to reject Bank of America as the county's bank.The runner-up in the bidding, Wachovia, doesn't have such a credit card, but they do accept Mexico's Matricula Consular card. Hopefully they'll be able to find a bank that doesn't do either.
Gaston commissioners on Thursday declined to award a four-year contract for banking services to the Charlotte bank -- a decision that could cost the county about $120,000...
...[The credit-cards-for-illegal-aliens] aspect alarmed Gaston commissioners, who didn't want to support a company that supports illegal immigrants, said Mickey Price, the board's chairman and a pharmacy supervisor for CVS.
"Nobody, to my knowledge, wants to go with them," he said.