According to some estimates we have about 20,000,000 people in our country illegally. That includes children. Think about what that means!
What that means is that there are up to 20,000,000 people who entered the USA without filling out the paperwork that other immigrants have to fill out. That's unfair to those who fill out the paperwork. If it is OK for that 20,000,000 to come, why isn't it OK for Europeans, Middle Easterners, Africans, Asian or Australians to come as well?
Why did 20,000,000 come to the USA? Is it because their countries are poor and regressive? Is it because their countries are political hot spots? Is it because they lack the guts to fight for freedom and economic advancement in their own country?
20,000,000 people could surely have a strong influence in the way their countries are run, even if you spread 20,000,000 among all of Central America, South America and Mexico. Why don't they work. fight and die for their countries like we did for ours?
My sense is that they find it much easier and more convenient to just "sneak" across the southern border of the USA and receive the benefits provided by the other 300,000,000 Americans who were already here.
It is true that some of them are willing to work hard for their families. But they could work hard in their own countries. If there are no jobs back there, why don't they work for economic freedom in their own countries? Why do they continue to allow their countries to adopt economic policies that do lend themselves to economic growth, freedom and the ability to make a profit in a business?
If they come here because education opportunities are here, why don't they fight for education opportunities in their own countries? We did it here. Are they somehow inferior as human beings to us?
I suppose the real question is not "Why did they come?" but, "Why do we let them come?" Are we so bent on being enablers that we refuse to do anything about our immigration problem? Could it be that the issue is about political power, as the Party that gives them their benefits is certain they will get their votes, thus staying in power?