Immigration reform would boost value of homes, Obama tells Phoenix crowd – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room. Barack Obama wouldn’t be able to stand in Chula Vista, Santa Ana, or Los Angeles, CA and proclaim that immigration has raised property values. Illegal immigration has caused gangs to flourish. These cities are a battle zone, where crime abounds. The Obama administration is publicizing the availability of the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program to immigrant families at American embassies in Latin American nations, including Mexico. Encouraging more families to come to the United States to receive public assistance will DROP property values, and in the process make the rest of the United States into one big Fast and Furious nightmare. The savage drug cartels will feel even more at home and emboldened, as the Obama administration goes out of its way to extend citizenship to this sub-human criminal element.