Another popular argument I hear about immigration, usually amongst Conservatives, has to do with other countries having much more restrictive and harsh immigration policies than the US. I always find these argument amazingly ignorant and ineffective.
Recently, a friend of mine dealt with this very argument on Facebook, then blogged about it. You can read the full blog post here, but here's a preview:
What would you do if you happened to be born in some repressive pest-hole, rather than in the land of opportunity? Would you passively resign yourself to suffer and die? Or would you break an unjust law for the opportunity of a life worth living for you and your family? If you have any ambition to live a successful and happy life, you would become an illegal immigrant.