Good lord this thread is like a conservative circle jerk. Are there any other sources for these figures besides Fox News? I guess I'll add my two cents of centrism to the debate: To be honest, the issue of illegal immigration is one of the things that keeps me in the center, if not for that and a few other issues like wellfare and abortion, I'd probably be a genuine leftist. All three of those issues are simply cases where the left went too far left, where the desire to help others and provide more liberties has had more negative consequences than positive ones. I grew up with hispanics and I love my Chicano friends and I believe in policies like the Dream Act for the children who are already here IF, and I mean IF something is really done to shut the borders because that will only give Mexicans more incentive to cross over illegally for better opportunities for their kids. There are 112 million people sitting directly south of the border in a society that is riddled with outrageous crime, corruption and other social problems. I really don't want them all coming here.