There simply is no better or necessary time to crackdown on illegal immigrants than right now in the current terrible economic meltdown. First, illegals take jobs that should be available to citizens. It is simply crazy to believe that any jobs now held by illegal immigrants would not be taken by job-hungry citizens. Second, illegals overwhelmingly have the habit of sending dollars out of the country and out of our economy to relatives in their home countries. This practice contributes to a lower Gross Domestic Product and reduces our community and national economies. The problem seems to be that the Democrats want to keep appeasing hispanics and think that means accepting illegals.