I agree that illegals are breaking the law and don't make excuses for policies that let them in, but I do take issues with comments like Obama's beloved illegals just raped someone, or Obama's this or Obama's that. Illegals were a problem long before Obama inherited them. The 'irrelevant' quote that I include specifically states that crime statistics are lower for Latin American immigrants vs the US native population, regardless of legal status. The second article shows that the greatest benefit comes from the children of immmigrants who inherited their parent's work ethic, so the skill sets of the generation that immigrated is probably somewhat unimportant and even illegals probably contribute greatly to the economy and are responsible for less crime than native born Americans.
I don't support an open border for illegals, but I wish everyone would stop blaming the sitting president for everything that ever happens. The moment that gets in there... or the moment statements in a post ends with something like 'Mexican and Muslum loving socialist progressive commies' or whatever (which you didn't but it still stimulates the same area in my brain), it completely devalues the entire argument.
The problem has been a long one but now has gotten worse and the nature of the immigration has changed. Until recently many, if not most, illegals (at least from Mexico) came over here to work and often would return home (especially for things like Easter, Christmas) (and remit much of their wages to their families back home. Some small towns exist mainly on this income. More recently we have them bringing their families with them and almost no illegals (voluntarily) return home because Mexico etc is so unstable. In addition to the demographic change that also increases the costs dramatically as we have to educate, give healthcare, and temporarily take care of their brood. And whatever taxes the illegals are paying aren't going to cover the costs of the free meals and public schooling of their children. And we have the criminals crossing. Everyone always wants to focus on the "hard working" illegals, of which there are many, but there are also rapists, murderers, cartel members, gang members, etc.
How many murders, tragic DUI accidents, and rapes are "acceptable" by the public, or the government, just to "fundamentally transform" the country, get some votes, or get some cheap labor? Would it change their views if their children had to go to a public school or if they weren't driven around in armored cars and had to deal with an uninsured illegal alien drunk swerving into their lane? If they didn't have 24/7 armed security around their children and they met up with a nice illegal who looking to get his rape game on?
Obama is the "commander in chief" and President and he is not only not defending the country but encouraging illegal immigration by his actions and words. If he actually cared about Hispanics he would be against the mass immigration and the illegal immigration because it causes problems in those countries (if all the good or honest people leave those countries have less a chance to reform and remittances go away) and it is very dangerous for the illegals themselves, especially women and children who are raped, abused, killed by coyotes, cartels, and corrupt police. But even just in the passage on trains, across fragile deserts without water, in box-cars or trucks, capsized boats, etc. Just last week a whole bunch of illegals were found in Austria dead in an abandoned truck, I guess driver fled and left them locked in the truck. Happens here sometimes also.