Anyone who thinks that the illegal immigration problem is just about anti-Mexican sentiment is either a complete idiot, completely uninformed, or both. It's an issue with many components. The economic impacts are huge, as many illegal immigrants suck resources (food stamps, health care, etc.) out of the American economy without putting anything back in through taxation. A disproportionately high number of illegal immigrants commit violent crimes against innocent Americans. A disproportionately high number of illegal immigrants come from third world countries (not just Mexico) where diseases are untreated and rampant, thus introducing additional risk to Americans. And since when is simply ignoring the law for political purposes a good thing?? This should be the most obvious, and should be a deal breaker all by itself. It is for the American people...it's only those who (ironically) write the laws that want to ignore those laws.
And, finally, it's terrorism thing. As the video above indicated, terrorists have been using our porous southern border as an entry point for years. What's interesting about the report above is that this TV station pulled this information from Congressional reports. That means Congress knows exactly what these terrorists are doing, even to the point of knowing their most common routes across the border!
Remind me again why we can't shut this down...!
This is an unconscionable failure of the political class in Washington. They have completely failed the American people, allowing this huge vulnerability for decades. Especially after the most recent attacks on American soil, starting with the WTC bombing in 1993, this should have been one of the first things to be fixed. The fact that they haven't done it should tell you just how important Washington thinks national security is. I wonder if their actions would be any different if they were assured that it was their own homes and cities that would be the target of the next successful 9/11-style attack rather than anonymous American families living outside the Beltway?
I think the answer to that goes a long way toward explaining who should be re-elected and who should not.
There's my two cents.