Heh. I remember about ten months ago, I spoke on the very same subject. It seems people like to fight for rights they don't deserve these days.
There are people out there who are protesting; insisting that illegal immigrants who've been here for a considerable amount of time to have rights as citizens. There's even a housing project in Illinois taking place where they're building homes for illegal immigrants. And we all know Californial and Texas are hotspots for debates on illegal immigration.
In my opinion, if you're an illegal and you decide you want to have rights as a US citizen, then maybe you should go about migrating to this country the LEGAL way. The one procedure that makes sure that the only way you get deported is if you commit a large enough crime. There are people/families who have tired to become legal US citizens for YEARS before it acually happened. They had to work HARD to obtain those kinds of rights. They had to go through a lot of paperwork, red tape and bull sh*t before they could be called citizens.
So, when someone decides they wanna take a little stroll across the border to see how much greener the grass on the other side is, I fail to understand where the logic of trying to get rights as a legal US citizen lies when they obviously didn't want to come here the legal way anyway. Yeah, I can understand that Mexico (as well as a handfull of other countries) is pretty bad. Note: I'm not talkin' about the Mexico that tourists see. And, yeah, Mexicans come here in order to help their families live better. That's understandable. But there are people who come here the legal way for those same purposes.
Then you got those sympathetic bastards who say things like, "Well, you can't send them back! You'll split up their family!" Well, maybe if they weren't illegal immigrants, they wouldn't have to worry about that. I feel for any person who's tryin' to do the right thing for their family, but committing a crime is not doing the right thing. It's called illegal immigration for a reason.
I don't care if you have to wait a hundred years to become legal. Just go about it the right way for Pete's sake! I have nothing against Mexicans or any other foreigner, but when you sneak your way in to an exclusive club, don't you expect to get kicked out by the bouncer? The same rule applies within our country's laws.