T'is quite the perspicacious comment. . It's truly amazing that such a theme does not present itself amongst all the discourse on illegal immigration and undocumented "immigrants."
It is intuitively obvious that, especially from 2001 thru 2007, thr U.S.facilitated the "illegal" immigration of more than 20 million people from south of the border; the government simply effectively turned off border enforcement. Afterward, the government consistently low-balled the illegal immigration figure at approximately 12.5 million
Of course, the influx drove up the cost of housing; which fueled the 2007-2009 depression, due to corruption within the financial services sector. And, the influx wreaked havoc on certain states' budgets. Also, the quality of public education deteriorated. And, it drove up the cost of healthcare, as hospitals passed along the costs of servicing those immigrants to the public-at-large. Of course, those the future generations of those immigrants were used to "dilute" the political power of those who had long been citizens.
Moreover, it is a myth that those immigrants caused a net gain in the wealth of the nation. I could go on and on...
But, the reality is that the situation was allowed to occur and persist so that the wealthy could obscenely profit. So, it is ironic, hypocritical, unjust and disingenuous that recent campaigns to deport those immigrants are underway.