Usually when we talk about the harm illegal aliens do to Americans, we discuss the economic issues. They take jobs from Americans, they depress wages, they use services without paying taxes, they have kids here to leech off the taxpayers....it goes on and on. We also talk about the rule of law. After all, we already have a "path to citizenship" and it's called following the law. Why should we reward people whose first act on our soil was breaking our law with American citizenship when everyone knows they're supposed to be deported? With so many Americans out of work, does the country really need another 10 million people, most of whom are uneducated manual laborers who wouldn't even be paying income tax if they were citizens? Do we really want to import more poverty into the country instead of bringing in law-abiding immigrants who'd add to the tax base?
On the other hand, you have liberals who see illegal aliens as undocumented Democrats and Republicans who want to keep the flow of illegal immigrants coming to please businesses that would rather hire cheaper, more compliant illegals instead of Americans. So, both groups work hand in hand to keep the border unsecured and the flow of illegals coming, while simultaneously lying to the public about how tough they're going to be on border security.
Yet, the fence along the border hasn't been finished. Our border patrol has also been deliberately unmanned and handcuffed to prevent the agents from doing their jobs. Despite the misleading statistics you get from the Obama Administration, it’s already essentially stopped deporting anyone other than the worst criminals. According to Senator Jeff Sessions, "at least 99.92% of illegal immigrants and visa overstays without known crimes on their records did not face removal." The Obama Administration is even releasing diehard criminals who aren't supposed to be in this country in the first place.
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement released nearly 40,000 convicted criminal aliens who were awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings while in detention, according to a recent report by the Center for Immigration Studies.
The criminals’ infractions include convictions for drunk or drugged driving, aggravated assault, flight escape, dangerous drugs, vehicle theft, kidnapping, sexual assault, and homicide. Overall, the 36,007 criminals released in 2013 had about 88,000 total convictions.