This is becoming (and could easily become THE) focal point of this election. Republicans want to build a fence and shoot illegal immigrants. Obama is deporting the heck out of them.
I am of two minds about this.
One the one hand, we are a country founded on immigrants (legal and non). Most of them are good people who are just trying for a better life. The chances that they take to come here are staggering and I doubt any American citizen would have the courage in similar situations.
On the other hand, not only are good people coming in, but a lot of very bad people are coming in. Drug-runner, gun-runners, gangs, cartels, etc. These people are nearly psychopathic and getting rid of them should be a major focus… just for the safety of the American people.
I would encourage people to research what is going on just south of the border; mass beheadings, kidnappings and ransom, gang warfare with fully automatic weapons and grenades are a way of life within a mile or two of US soil and it’s coming here.
Either way, this government or the next will piss people off.