I am not a border hawk or anti immigrant. My father was an immigrant as were my mother's parents. But they came to this country legally and took their citizenship very seriously. Did everything the right way. Didn't demand anything and were grateful for the freedom and opportunity that America gave them. Worked their ass off and realized the American dream, never became a burden on society.
Most people seeking entry to this country today are also just looking for a better life for their families. I admire that. But unfortunately, there is a limit to how many people we can accept in this country and how many of the world's downtrodden we can actually handle. We have a right to only accept a finite number and we have a right to secure borders. As much as we would like to, it is simply not possible for us to solve all of the world's problems. Don't break the rules and then demand citizenship, that is not the way it works.
We don't see an explosion of illegals here in the North County, we have a large immigrant community of Mexicans and Guatemalans in Fallbrook that have been here a long time and are pretty well integrated.
But I guess things are quite different in Texas and Arizona. So different that the Vice President was called on her platitudes by a fellow democrat last week, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D - Texas.)