Originally Posted by Direckshun
Your OP missed out on our immigration system.
Legal immigration is cumbersome, difficult, oftentimes takes years and years and years of waiting if you come from a non-approved country like Mexico.
It's part of the reason people commit illegal immigration in the first place. When your life is very troubled, you often times can't wait the decade of whatever that it takes to get approved to immigrate.
Edit: You did mention it after all -- though you did not mention a potential solution of making legal immigration a faster, easier process.
I still don'tunderstand the point? You say that if you can't wait it is OK to break the law? My wife and adopted son are both naturalized citizens and stood in line for their turn. I couldn't even bring my adopted son to the US to visit for 4+ years. I had to prove that he was indeed living with me and was part of the family. He was born in Nov 1997, and I barely got paperwork in time to bring him back to the States in Mar 2003, in fact the day before we were scheduled to fly out. So I don't buy the I can't wait that long excuse. I am not opposed to simplifying the process, but until that happens, I have no sympathy for those who intentionally broke the law to get waht they wanted. The USA STILL allows plenty of imigration opportunities.