Why is a guy from, say, Texas, so pushed out of shape that an illegal immigrant from Sonora or Oaxaca will receive emergency medical care and schooling for his kids, but makes not a squeak about the millions of native-born deadbeats in New York, New Jersey, and Illinois who will receive not only those two benefits but potentially hundreds of others from the welfare state, also at his expense? Really, how hard can it be to see that the welfare state is the 900 pound gorilla in this debate, and the undocumented migrants are responsible for only a relatively very small part of the imposition being laid on Americans? I frankly have great difficulty in accepting this excuse for anti-immigration sentiment as genuine when it so blithely treats the stray dog that wandered into the house as the problem while totally ignoring that gorilla or, worse, accepting that the gorilla is okay, but the dog is intolerable.RW note:
Of course, the first step in the solution is a Welfare Wall that prevents illegal immigrants from government benefits. Step 2 is the total end to welfare. Or alternatively, combine steps 1 and 2.
Always move in the direction of shrinking the state, not expanding it.