There was just a big immigration bust a few hours north of me a couple weeks ago in Postville Iowa at a meat packing plant. They arrested like 390 people and had warrants for hundreds more. Its my understanding that the vast majority of the workers were illegal and its the largest employer in the county. I hear they even had a meth lab in the plant somewhere
Anyhow, you should hear all the bickering back and forth around here... People like me say send em all back, they are a drain on our society. If they want to live here, have them get their citizenship, honor the same flag I do, the AMERICAN flag, and pay taxes just like the rest of us. But there are many to my surprise who side with the illegals, they decry the breakup of families that many have been here for decades, their children are in our public schools, etc... I say sorry, I may feel bad about their family being uprooted and sent back to Mexico, Guatemala, or wherever... But no one forced them to sneak up here, steal someone's identity, and steal a job from an American worker. I've heard the argument that these people do the jobs no one else is willing to do. My answer to that is if they weren't here to do it, the employer would have to pay an AMERICAN worker a FAIR wage to do it. Most people will do just about any job if the price is right! The gap between the rich and the poor in this country is growing at an astounding pace (and yes, I'm a conservative republican) and these people are a huge reason for it! Deport 'em all!
and for the record, I've got no problem with immigration, no matter what color your skin, etc. What I do have a serious issue with is ILLEGAL immigration!