The black anti-illegal immigration protestors, just like any other races that are protesting illegal immigration, are patriotic americans standing up for Legal Justice in america.
They know that equal protection under the law is very important, as evidenced by the civil rights struggle, and also know that by looking the other way and granting amnest/citizenship to illegal immigrants we would in fact not be being equal under the law anymore....that is the very mindset that allowed for slavery and segregation.
I find it funny too that people want to extend the rights of american citizens, under the constitution, to those who broke our laws to enter our country. They are not citizens and are not entitled to constitutional protection.
Do I blame illegal immigrants for breaking our laws? Hell no!!!! If I felt like the only way to feed my family was to violate canada's or mexico's immigration laws you better believe I'd be jumping over the border in a heartbeat.
That being said I still dont support the violation of our laws and I would not expect canada or mexico to grant me citizenship or amnesty for my crimes.
I dont think we should try to ferret them all out either MaggieMae.
If an illegal immigrant does something to get on the radar of law enforcement we would THEN deport them...I dont think its a good idea to send INS squads around to round em up and ship them out though.
As far as shutting down the border let me run my idea on how to do that in an economically neutral or even in a way that reduces our military budget.
What do you think about closing down all these military bases we have in peaceful countries around the world then re-deploying most of those troops to the northern and southern borders? This way we save money by closing those bases and not having to ship supplies nearly as far, plus the families of soldiers will be much closer to them this way.
Just a thought, what do you think of that idea?