I don't know what it is, but there's something about immigration that turns otherwise normal individuals into authoritarian dickholes.
Our policies encourage illegal immigration. The government doesn't want to tackle it because they want cheap labor and future voters. Illegal immigration itself is not really the problem, but rather our social/entitlement policies.
If I lived in a poor, violent country, and someone told me there was a place nearby where I could bring my family, receive food assistance and have my children educated for free, and hospitals that would treat me even if I couldn't pay, and make more money than I was making currently, I'd go in a hot minute.
Our government puts out the cheese and people wanna build walls and set up rat traps to make sure the rats don't get to it. It's asinine.
IMO we should make it super easy to come here and work here legally, but close access to social welfare and schooling. That way people are more likely to simply come and work for a short while and then return to their families.
This post was edited on 1/3 at 2:51 pm