The great irony that is overlooked in the immigration debate is that the typical political players in this fight are absent. Where are the unions and their leaders who pounce at every opportunity to protect wages and worker rights? Why aren’t they railing against the notion of unskilled, cheap labor flooding into this country? Where are the liberals who cry against "big business" at any chance they get? How come they aren’t deriding corporations for supporting amnesty to continue the cheap labor pool? Why do liberals support the immigrants and their “we just want a job to provide for our families” story, yet rally against tax relief and the minimum wage? The simple fact is that in this case business is seen as an ally, so unions, leftists, and an entire political party are hopping on board because its suits their agenda. This is another example of the Democratic Party moving forward with no clear agenda, no real leadership, and no real stance.
Why do the ends justify the means when it comes to immigration? "Sure, I jumped a fence and came to this country illegally. Yes, I've spent the past ten years dodging and ducking law enforcement. But because of it, my wife has a better job and my kids a better life. So please just let me be.” How is “letting them be” fair to the millions on the other side of the Mexican-United States border that played by the rules and waited their turn? How is that fair to the millions of Americans who are paying taxes so an illegal’s child can go to school for free and wife can go to hospitals without charge? Moreover, why is it that the longer one breaks the law (i.e. remained in this country illegally) the more they are entitled to be supported by it (i.e. get amnesty)?