Media Matters: On Dobbs, radio host claimed HUD said “about 5 million illegal alien home mortgage loans … have gone bad,” but HUD reportedly says stat is bogus

Media Matters

On Dobbs, radio host claimed HUD said “about 5 million illegal alien home mortgage loans … have gone bad,” but HUD reportedly says stat is bogus

Summary: On Lou Dobbs Tonight, Roger Hedgecock claimed that the Department of Housing and Urban Development “was talking about 5 million illegal alien home mortgage loans that have gone bad.” But Hedgecock did not cite a source for the purported HUD statistic. In fact, an article published more than an hour before Lou Dobbs Tonight aired reported that HUD “says there is no basis to news reports that more than 5 million bad mortgages are held by illegal immigrants” and that “a HUD spokesman said his agency has no data showing the number of illegal immigrants holding foreclosed or bad mortgages.”

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