Willamette Week has an interesting article about hustlers who take advantage of illegal aliens. (Admittedly this is much like robbing a drug traffiker of his cocaine during a deal)
At the bottom of the article is the ultimate irony:
Unlike applications for public assistance, most immigration forms are available only in English, according to a spokeswoman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
I will say that it's too bad that we allow a group of people to come here with false hope for the American dream. Promises of amnesty and "guest worker" status have contributed to the choice of many people to come here illegaly.
With Amigos Like These
Luis Elias, who works at the Mexican Consulate in Portland as a liaison between Mexican citizens and Oregon law enforcement, adds that undocumented immigrants often aren't willing to believe or accept that they have no avenue for legalizing their status in the United States. They're vulnerable because they're desperate, and when someone tells them "no," they may turn to businesses that say "yes," even if the promises are false.
If we simply enforced our laws then people would realize that there is only one way to get the American dream: the legal way.