I have another post on a similar topic, and this quote I have another post on a similar topic, and this quote (Are you really asking why someone from a poverty stricken situation in Mexico or Central America would be desperate to come to the United States? <> Yes, risking their lives. Every year people die trying to cross into the United States from Mexico. To say nothing about the journey through Mexico, especially from Central America. In spite of these risks, they are still coming, knowing full well they could die or be arrested and sent back home. It has not slowed to a trickle like you suggest. <> Even in your day there was a glimmer, as small as it may have been, that things could get better. For most in Mexico and Central America, if they are not born into some type of wealth, there is not chance for anything other, then what they have right now, none! Even if they go into the drug trade their already short life span has just been shortened. They come risking their lives for at least a chance, a shot) is from one of the responders. His words make me want to cry some of that blue-bleeding-heart liberal blood! I disagree that illegals are coming to America out of desperation. Sure they are living in poverty, when you compare their conditions to that of the poverty level's folks in the US, however, I firmly think illegals are risking it all today because they know American's and the government are soft on enforcing the law of their borders, and that "amnesty" is a possibility, which means it is worth the risk to hurry and get here to enjoy the "cheap path to citizenship" that is about to happen. It is from one of the responders. They're coming here for a chance at amnesty, free public education, welfare, medical care; they can qualify their parents for citizenship at age 21; they can vote, and it is all legal! America offers a free pass to illegals via anchor babies and crossing the borders (undocumented). It must stop, or this country will go from "melting pot" to "mushy pot!" Our forefathers had a reason behind the laws they wrote, so we need to enforce those laws, and change others (i.e., Anchor baby laws), before it is too late. Please take a moment to respond to the attached poll!