Illegal is just that illegal. We have to face the fact that we have a problem at our borders. People are dieing trying to sneek across the border. Maintaining the present system makes no sense. Not everyone who comes across the border illegally is a hard working and moral person. We need to at least try to keep out those who are not. The communists sure did a good job at their borders during the cold war in Europe. We should welcome those who are hardworking and moral. But we should do it legally.
I have a friend (a Vietnam vet & citizen) who is living in South America because immigration will not allow his non-citizen wife into the States. That is becasue they can not show that they have enought money to keep his wife off of our welfare roles. He has wrote to his congressmen and all, but that is the way it is. So what should he do? Sneek across the border with her?
There has to be a better way than this current system.