We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
30 years ago, the Democrats were the party of the blue-collar working class. They opposed illegal immigration because labor has a supply side.
The DNC was infiltrated and taken over by hard core socialists with crazy ideas on racial identity politics. Their blue-collar base wanted nothing to do with that nonsense, so the Democrat elites turned on them. The flood of illegal immigration is their response - to replace the blue-collar bitter-clingers who failed the DNC elite.
Interesting factoid. My daughter lives and teaches high school English in Boise, Idaho. She is intelligent, very busy, religious, and she and her husband have a wide circle of friends. She has also never heard that a horde of brown people have been making their way to the southern border. She says she was surprised to hear that and that none of her friends appear to know it either.
For what it's worth. Either she and her cohort are too busy to pay attention to politics, the media in Boise doesn't carry this type of news (the adjacent city of Nampa is heavily Mexican), or....what? I don't know.