Great question? How about the government coming up with a great answer?
I once saw a documentary on DVD about Mexican immigrants coming here illegally “looking for a better life.” The documentary later went to their native villiage in Chiapas, Mexico. I wish I could find it on YouTube so you could see it. I’ll try and describe what I saw. It was certainly no suburban paradise. However, everyone had houses. They were all handmade, meaning it was obvious no power tools were used in the construction. The houses had no electricity, gas, or running water. However, people lived without these things quite successfully for thousands of years.
These houses provided shelter from the elements, kept them warm/cool, and gave them a home. The people weren’t eating gourmet treats, but they were well fed. They had vegetables, mostly corn, but some greens, tortillas, beans, meat (mostly chicken and pork), and eggs. In other words, they were not starving. They seemed in reasonable health. Their lives didn’t seem in immediate danger at all. So why did they think it necessary to sneak into the United States?
It was because of what we have and they did not. They see us with our smartphones, computers, big screen TVs, nice cars, and all the plastic junk from China and they want in on it. They aren’t coming here illegally because it’s the only way they can survive. NO WAY! They’re doing quite adequately in their own country. It’s just they think they can do better here. They want what we have and they’re willing to break our laws to get a piece of it.
So the next time some Liberals tells you these people are just trying to survive, you tell them they’re full of shit. These illegals want a piece of the American Dream and they don’t care if they have to break our laws to get it.