What I find most amusing is that the liberals want to allow illegals into the country and make them citizens, so that they can get the illegals to vote for Democrats. They fail to see that bringing in massive amounts of cheap labor is most beneficial to the evil rich Republicans, exploiting the workers. When the union says $19.00 an hour and the Latinos say $8.00 an hour, who wins?
That said - just by the act of breaking into our country, they have broken the law. They've also made "chumps" out of all those people who want to immigrate here - legally - and wait years to get in. My stand against the illegals is for their sake and for ours - and for all those who came here legally and not are suspect. It's a bad system - for all but the corrupt and exploitative.
Another thing I find remarkable is the way that civil rights tactics and language have been adopted by so many left-wing causes, including the cause of "comprehensive immigration reform." The black leaders are speaking out against the "racist" Arizona law. But if there weren't millions of illegal Latinos taking the $8.00 an hour jobs, those jobs would be available for African-American teens.
Of course, at that point Al Sharpton would have to say to all those African-American teens, "Hey guys, look at all those lawns that need mowing, and all those hamburgers that need flipping." I just can't imagine Al Sharpton doing that.
Gladwell covers the strange incentive patterns of drug dealers and drug pushers. The top drug dealers wants as little violence as possible - it cuts into profits. The street dealers on the other hand, only move up the ladder by territorial wars... violence works for them. Perverse incentives in conflict - short term beneficial - long term disaster... The same thing is happening with illegals, black poverty pimps and responsible black families wanting jobs for their teenagers.
If it's a pattern, it's being reinforced ... Malcolm Gladwell is worth the time - you'll find his ideas helpful.