Some people think we are making the issue of illegal aliens insanely complicated and political. But we are right do so because the long term future of America and even that of Western civilization is at stake. H.L. Mencken once made the observation: “A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it.” Much the same could be said for one’s country. Its essence lies in the character of its people. We can then ask what is the nature of those who are entering this country illegally? We can judge their personality and character based on their collective failure to correct the problems in their own countries so they could find jobs and support their families. They are failures and they are transplanting their failures to the U.S., increasing the poverty level and draining the Medicaid and social services budgers.
Work may well be the primary motivation of illegal aliens but the long term consequences of their presence are never discussed. One need only visit a few barrios in Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, and South Texas to learn what we are in for if we allow corporate greed and the desire for cheap labor to engulf our nation and dictate our immigration policies. The realistic terms: Mexico Norte, Mexifornia, Mexas, Mexazona and even Mexachusetts are often used derisively but not without cause. The changes occurring in those states and others are the reasons why people want secure borders.
Mencken also observed that: "There is always a well-known solution to every human problem--neat, plausible, and wrong." It is not that people are making this issue insanely complicated, it is that others are oversimplifying and suggesting all we need to do is grant a blanket amnesty to illegal aliens, implicitly creating an incentive for another flood of illegals. Amnesty is tantamount to throwing open the borders and letting in whoever is willing to work the cheapest.