Sorry, Kathy, but you sound like a spokesperson for the Republican machine, and that machine is going to do all it can to keep the cheap, ILLEGAL labor flowing. That's the point. It's illegal. Never mind dragging unions and everything else into it. The bottom line is illegal. As for my 'friends' (not my friends, just people from all over this area, I'm not talking about a couple-two-three), they don't work in union jobs. They don't work at all now that all those wonderful cheap ILLEGALS have their jobs, making all those poor, beleaguered business owners tons of illegal profits. It's wrong. The business owners should be tossed in jail, too. Money made illegally is just that. Illegal.
Yes, of course we need border security now. And I really don't care if it's via lethal force, if that's what it takes, then do it. Oh, that's right, we did have some border guards do just that, shot some drug-dealing illegal in the arse as he crossed our border illegally, and what happened to them? THEY got prosecuted and tossed into jail.
The border security guards are the most demoralized group of people employed by the government at this point.
We can't afford to build a wall to keep them out - and yet we can build walls along highways and interstates to block sound, there's miles more of that in this country than there are borders with Mexico. These walls are more than adequate to keep people on their proper side.
Until this whole thing turns around to what's right is right none of this is ever going to get straightened out.
As for not being able to round up 12 million of them and deport them - we can afford to give them services, however? We can give them free medical care? We can send their kids to college on my dime? Bull. Use my dimes to get rid of them. Where there's a will there's a way, the problem is, there is no will in our government, Republican or Democrat, to get rid of them or truly stop the flow.
And my wonderful Senator Kennedy is ranting and raving nightly about these 'poor people who just want a chance'. Then let them come here properly. The Dems want them because they think they'll vote for more Dems. Oh, that's right, you don't really even need to prove you're a citizen to vote, that's a violation of some kind of civil rights! Yaaaa.
When people literally fight for the right to do business illegally.....
Short term profits, long term disaster.