Why do Americans hate poor Mexican immigrants?

Legally, it is nearly impossible (YES, IMPOSSIBLE) for a poor uneducated Mexican person w/o any family in the US to immigrate to the US. Just call up INS and ask! Honest doesn't matter. Hard work doesn't matter. Even wanting to create a better life doesn't matter. There's not even a green card... show more Legally, it is nearly impossible (YES, IMPOSSIBLE) for a poor uneducated Mexican person w/o any family in the US to immigrate to the US. Just call up INS and ask! Honest doesn't matter. Hard work doesn't matter. Even wanting to create a better life doesn't matter. There's not even a green card lotto available for Mexicans! For someone who wants to follow the process and immigrate legally to the US, it is IMPOSSIBLE for them!

That leaves illegal immigration as their only choice to immigrate to the US. But people here HATE illegal immigration.

So why does Americans hate poor Mexican immigrants who want to migrate to the US like the people in the Ellis Island story? They made it impossible legally to do so and now they want to kick any of the illegal Mexicans out so essentially they are saying - "We don't want you here!"

Whatever happened to starting a new life in a new country to pursue the American dream like Andrew Carnegie - a poor uneducated Scottish immigrant! ?
Update: Andrew Carnegie was a steel tycoon and founder of Carnegie Mellon University, a top university which educates the best and brightest among us.
Update 2: Why doesn't anyone admit this too? They always say try the legal option but THERE IS NO LEGAL OPTION for a poor Mexican.
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