It's a shame that we have evolved so far into our entitlement era that the underlying problem isn't even discussed. Our social programs, started as the "Great Society," contain perverse incentives that discourage marriage, work, saving money, and even co-habitation with a bread-winner. These policies have decimated our inner-city poor populations in a way that one can hardly believe we will ever reverse. It's a major scandal of our age that Democrats refuse to look at this problem logically and attempt to fix it.
These same entitlement programs contain the same perverse incentives that attract the exact opposite immigrant population from the one that would really benefit us. Thus our schizophrenia on the issue.