Reason #1: Ignorance: There are many myths that classify Mexicans incorrectly.
A: They don't pay taxes - incorrect. Last time I checked, Mexicans were charged the same tax rate at grocery stores and restaurants. I didn't notice a tax-free check out isle for Illigal people. Payroll taxes are taken out of everyone's paycheck outomatically. EVERYONE PAYS!
B: They take jobs from American people - incorrect. Fact: Illigal immigrants have, for many years, done jobs that American people will not do for three times the pay. I know I'm pissing people off with this, but I work for a staffing firm that supplies workers to over 60 manufacturing companies. I have had American people telling me that they rather live on foodstamps than work at some of those jobs.
C: They should have come here legally: Fact: There is NO current program that allows people to come here legally unless they are wealthy enough to prove that they are not coming here to work. The reason for this, in my opinion, is that the American government finds it more convinient to have those people here illigally so that they can do the jobs for a cheaper wage, thus, keeping huge companies profitable.
D: Mexicans bring with them gangs and violance: Fact: People of all races and colors are capable of doing bad things. And yes, Mexicans are no exception. They should be dealt with accordingly, taking the racial issue aside.
Reason #2: Paranoia=Political Strategy
I woke up on Sept. 12, 2001, and found out that there are 12 million illigal people in the country. I thought to myself "holly shiet, that's a lot of illigal people crossing the border in one night". My point: It didn't get that way overnight. Our government has been looking the other way FOR YEARS, but then on 9/11, John Smith shiet his pants and is suddendly affraid of his own shadow. Politicians (specially the Republican party) have used this fear in their favor. Illigal immigrants have become the new tool that they can use to get people to vote for them.
Reason #3 - YES, Racism...
Keep in mind that just a few decades ago, most of this country wanted to murder all black people because they were black. They believed that black people should remain enslaved. Yes, I know it pisses people off, but I can promise you that if this little illigal Mexican children were little white, blond, blue eye kids, they story would be sooo different. We would actually show our human side...