So what's happening at the border right now is just plain wrong on every level. The people being held at the border are not "illegal aliens." An illegal alien is someone who has crossed into the country illegally and is living here. The people being detained at the border came knocking on the door and need to be processed and either admitted entry or told no and sent back. The people who are here illegally need to be dealt with. The biggest problem is that they wouldn't stay here if they couldn't find jobs. The raid in Mississippi demonstrates just how rampant hiring illegals has become. I have a couple of questions: 1) Every employer in the US has to have an employee complete an I9 and a rep from the employer has to sign certifying that they have actually seen two documents proving a person is eligible to work in the U.S. So why does the chicken processing plant get a pass? Why isn't the employer being penalized for hiring hundreds of illegals? 2) The people who were rounded up in the raid were working that day and had likely been working before that day. So what happens to the paychecks that they are owed? The employer just gets to forget about paying them? I grew up in the San Joaquin Valley. The food basket for the Nation. For many years, the ranchers and farmers there would employ and house illegals to harvest their crops with the promise to pay them at the end. Then when the crop was almost in, they'd call immigration and have the workers deported so they didn't have to pay them. Does anyone else think that's wrong? This is going to be very unpopular and may sound bad but here it is anyway.....the amendment to the US constitution that says any child born here is a US citizen needs to be changed. It was enacted and needed to give citizenship to the slaves who were emancipated and born here. Those days are gone. Children should not be anyone's ticket to the front of the line or a free pass to stay in the country illegally. Maybe it should be changed to say that at least 1 parent must be a naturalized or born citizen in order for the child to be an automatic citizen. The fact remains that if you want to stop all immigration, you can forget about it. It will never happen. The President's wife's parents were naturalized just this year. Why? Because they are such great assets to this country? No because their daughter is the wife of the President. It's wrong but money is the only thing that matters in this country and money can obviously buy you anything you want. We are creating an entire generation of potential terrorists at our border. If I was a child, separated from my parents, living in a cage at the border, some day I will grow up and be seriously pissed off at the country who treated me worse than most animals in shelters across this country. No matter how misguided that kind of anger may be, it will still be there and there will always be people willing to act on it. I can guarantee you without any doubt that Donald Trump's golf courses, resorts, etc. are currently employing undocumented workers (illegal aliens). Why? Because he can pay them less, require more from them, and if they are screwed out of hours on their paychecks, they have no recourse. They can't go to the local labor board. They don't dare complain to anyone. This is garbage pure plain and simple. Employers who hire illegal aliens must be punished to the full extent of the law. If there is no law to punish them, then one needs to be passed that does. Corporate America doesn't understand anything that doesn't affect its bottomline. Profits over everything else. That's the name of their game. I know people who were born here to illegal immigrants. Their parents are still illegal, they are citizens. So ICE comes to their house, now what? I don't know all the answers but common sense tells me that we need to figure out how to deal with what's happening and we better do it soon or we are headed for a disaster of biblical proportions. California has one of the highest populations of Spanish only speaking people in the U.S. We have more illegal aliens than most other States. The growers in our State need these people to work the fields from sun up to sundown for less than minimum wage to maximize their profits. They teach their children Spanish and send them to school to learn English. Bi-lingual isn't a bad thing. But, they should be bi-lingual not only speak Spanish. My Granddaughter was in kindergarten last year and because there were 5 kids out of 25 who were only able to speak Spanish, she spent 1/2 the year being taught what she already knew. Why? I am the Great Granddaughter of Irish immigrants who came to this country legally through Ellis Island. My ancestors did everything they could to create lives here, work here, and assimilate into the Country. They faced and overcame people who considered them "sub-human" and dealt with signs in stores that said things like "NO IRISH." They were as white as white could be but still because they were different from a different country they were treated like trash. Anyone who thinks it makes a difference what color your skin is has no idea what it means to be an American. This is one of the only countries in the world where you can have people of different religions, ethnicities, and colors all living on the same street without someone trying to kill them. At least it was until our dear leader began to spew his hate filled rhetoric on tv constantly. I think we should send him back! Back to Russia where he belongs. He has his head so far up Putin's ass as it is he may as well go all the way!