All the Latinos I know are VERY hard-working. It isn't hard work that turns them off. I believe it's that too many of them know or are related to those in the illegal status. Those Latinos who came here the right way would agree with that assessment, but they are the minority in the Latino community. Latinos are family oriented and God-fearing people. They aren't afraid of hard work. They are afraid of their family and loved ones being sent back to poverty. I don't agree that we should just give up our borders and allow amnesty, but these are hard, hard working people and surely, with what they bring to the table (work ethic and family values) there could be a happy medium in there somewhere.