I have yet to hear an argument against immigration reform that doesn’t boil down to “I hate immigrants.” The reform bill reduces the deficit substantially. It puts social security and welfare on a more sound footing. It helps business, it helps the economy, it helps tax collection, it helps agriculture, it helps wages, it helps end worker abuse and exploitation. We can’t possibly deport 11 million people, and forcing them to live in the shadows causes huge problems to America as a society, and is cruel to them and breaks apart families. But the GOP base just plain doesn’t like those people, so they must be made to suffer. It’s sad and cruel.