50 votesErika Whiteway commented
One reason is that ICE can't just do sweeps and take people away to verify their identity--that's what they want to do in Arizona, you know, "zhow me ze papers..." it's a violation of 4th Amendment rights among others. If you are in U.S., you are protected by the Constitution. They are human beings, not cattle...but if they were cattle you could round 'em up and sell them--gosh, too bad we can't just *eat* those frickin' lazy homeless people and these Mexicans taking jobs...have you ever worked in a field? on a ranch? outside every single day? I have. Most of my American peers can't even *do* that kind of physical labor. It's harder work than most people ever do, it pays nothing (can't live on it) and it's seasonal. You go pick fruit and get back to me.