The tragedy of American compassion is the "The Left" encourages and uses the illegal immigrants to shore up their voting base; trampling on the dignity of these proud people.
Because of our "political correctness", we are not allowed to talk honestly about solving the problem. Because of our "political correctness", and with the aid of the media, the "Left" gets away with conflating illegal immigration with legal immigration. Because of "political correctness", we provide all the incentives for immigrants to come here illegally; but illegal immigrants are "not allowed to work". As a result, as designed, they become dependent on the state for survival.