If we were to address this problem systemically we could solve several problems at once. Immigration is good for this country, especially as our birth rate slips below replacement and baby-boomers leave the workplace for Social Security and Medicare.
But we're killing ourselves with the moral certainty that we have to provide more and more free stuff even as we see the tragic effect of it, the poverty, ignorance, crime and violence now several generations deep and unlikely to spontaneously cure itself. This issue needs attention.
I'm not a believer in government as the solution, but when government policy is as destructive as these programs we can't solve the problem until the policies are changed.