Your opening statement in this thread was that "Racial profiling is now legal in Arizona." I was merely pointing out why it didn't constitute racial profiling and why Nazi practices was a poor comparison. I didn't say anything about people not deserving a better life or the right to be here. It breaks my heart that Mexico can't keep its citizens because thier fear of drug cartel related violence and national policies drive them to leave the nation. But shouldering the burden isn't going to fix it, nor is it going to make our situation any better. We still have to pay for the problem and if I've read my news reports right, the 'global economy' isn't doing so hot either.
Ruby has a point that I'd like to touch on a little more cautiously. 'Anchor babies' is the term I think is most commonly used. Yeah, it's sad. People are using children to get a foothold in the U.S. "Have a child in America! We'll give you a free house, a free car, free money, we'll fire an American and give you his job!" Okay, that might be stretching things a little.
Visas were not only limited in number, but also had the duration of thier validity reduced. Reports indicate it was in response to a price hike in Mexico's visas, but I can't be too sure. But you can't tell me that everyone crossing the border illegally are good people, just like I can't tell you that everyone crossing the border illegally are bad people. There are those who seek a better life and want to work hard for it. There are also people who seek to exploit the systems we have in place to protect our own. Can't forget about the drug trafficers or border violence either.
One thing that bothers me about all of this are the number of democratic policies that seem to surround the issue. The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, NAFTA and now the new propositions regarding the Path to Citizenship for current illegal aliens. This may just be dismissed as tin-foil hat fodder, but I believe a massive effort has come into play that's been at work for several decades. Regionally, the two major political parties have been typically separated by the northern and southern states. I know if the policies that kept me in the U.S. were being controlled by democrats, which way I would vote for. If I could vote. Which won't be a problem once I'm legalized. Again, this is probably the tin-foil hat talking, but I think the Democratic party has been seeking to swell the southern states to upset the typically Republican vote. They're trying to strong arm all the branches of our government, unique in that each branch overlaps one another in a 'checks and balances' format, which they would need for dramatic changes in the way our nation works. After that, I see several things going away, like the Bill of Rights.