Letter to Communication State Secretary for International Financial Matters

Dear Communication State Secretary for International Financial Matters,

In the United States, it is a federal crime to deny a person a mortgage based on their national origin.  Currently, America is pressuring Swiss banks to deny American citizens mortgages based on their national origin.  I understand this as being a federal crime in the United States.  The Swiss government is responding to this American federal crime by supporting and defending ist practice, encouraging Swiss banks to also deny Swiss citizens mortgages since the US government insists that the Swiss government must also be a partner in crime.

Why thus is the Swiss government being criminal against Swiss citizens in defense of US federal crimes?  Is it to much to ask for the Swiss government to advise the US government that it is not only criminal to deny Swiss  citizens mortages based on their national origin, but also criminal to deny US citizens mortgages based on their national origin, according to US law?

Raiffeisen personally told me that it will not refinance my mortgage simply because I am a Swiss citizen who lives in Switzerland who is double-taxed by the US government.  Yet, today it was printed in the news that Raiffeisen informed a Swiss citizen living in the US and taxed by the US government that it might refinance his mortgage even though he is not taxed by Switzerland.  So, a Swiss citizen in Switzerland is being denied a mortage for their Swiss property while a Swiss citizen living in the US might be able to refinance their Swiss property in Switzerland?  The only difference with this situation is that Switzerland does not double-tax its citizens, unlike the US.

How is this supposed to make sense? How can this be justified?  Please explain this logic because neither I nor anyone in this world can understand this.  I fail in comprehending why the Swiss government would rather discriminate against Swiss citizens than to request for the US government to stop violating its own laws.

Sincerely,

[ExpatAmi]

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