quote:Originally posted by ricardomath:
There is not a person posting on this board who has not exceeded the speed limit or let a parking meter expire at some point in our lives.
We are all "criminals".
We are all "illegals".
When we talk about "criminals" and "illegals", we are talking about ourselves, as well as those 11 million or so other "criminals" and "illegals".
I agree. But, an important aspect of this that we have to take into account is that if they are not in country legally, they are not privy to a number of legal rights that citizens and legal resident aliens are. This is not to their benefit any more than it is to ours. As MBM noted, the corporate infrastructure takes advantage of them, simply because they can.
As I've said before, illegal immigration only helps the upper-twenty-percent of America. It hurts everyone else.