Originally Posted by antireconquista
Still, EVERY illegal alien is in violation of the law whether he/she entered illegally/overstayed one's visa. Once a free pass is granted to a one or a few that'll only open the door for more to demand the same treatment. Doing so would also encourage more illegal immigration in the hopes that the some of them will also receive free passes.
If our govt. truly wants to end illegal immigration it needs to enforce the laws and end all policies that encourage illegal immigration, not by granting more free passes.
It's impossible to track everyone down, and if you could do that, then I think the government might have a little too much insight into peoples' personal lives.
I could see the fear-mongering politicians using illegal immigration as an excuse to profile people, to track people down and hassle them like it's a DUI checkpoint. Sure, most people have nothing to hide. But they still are treated like they are felons, as the person above me has indicated.