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Actually, I think most of them are people who want opportunity, and lack education and skills (the Mexicans). However, the illegals enter the US already as criminals by definition. Worse crims also, obviously, but the US laws are being broken from the beginning. If the US wants to change immigration laws, we can do it.
The ones I've met personally are here only temporarily to make money and return home. Usually with a goal in mind...to open a store, build a house, etc. They were not interested in staying forever, because they usually had lots of family (wife, kids) in Mexico. Many of them would cross back and forth during different times of year (when the landscaping business was busy or what have you) and live either outside in camps hidden away from view or would rent one apartment where a dozen would live. Money would get sent back to Mexico on a regular basis.
I did not say that there weren't good people who were here illegally. What I am annoyed with is the argument that it is an anomaly for an illegal to be a criminal. Looking at some of the border statistics, I would say that is not the case. But, yes, of course there are 'good' illegals who are not here to do harm.
If tomorrow all legal hispanics joined the Republican party and all illegal aliens who vote decided to vote Republican we would fix the damned border within weeks. The Democrats want an open border because most of those coming across the border are or will become Democrat voters. The symbiotic relationship between illegals and Democrats is both the reason we have no border security and the reason our government and our middle class is going broke. We are destroying the greatest country in the world and destroying America's middle class simply to buy votes to keep Democrats in power. This willnot end well.