"....Ronald Reagan legalized border crossing in the early eighties to increase cheap labor and break American unions. Reagan changed border crossing to an "Administrative Fault" and this is why when an undocumented worker is caught, there is no arraignment, hearing, trial, fine etc. and they are either released or returned to Mexico.
This issue of "Administrative Fault" is the single reason for the immigration problem we face today but no one ever talks about it. The Mexicans are caught in the middle between Republicans who thump their chest over "Border Security" and the same Republicans who legalized border crossing for cheap labor. It is simply not illegal for Mexicans to cross our border without documentation and Republicans and their wealthy supporters are playing both ends of the issue..."