The highest-rated reader comment from an Old York Times story trying to drum up support for illegal aliens:
These are good, hard-working, wonderful people. Unfortunately, there are two or three billion more, just like them, who would also love to come to the USA.
Meanwhile, US citizens with minimal skills and poor work habits are unemployed. Until we can motivate our own citizens to work, we have no room for anyone else. Part of the motivation would be higher wages, leading to more expensive tomatoes.
I can afford more expensive tomatoes. As a nation we can’t afford a completely disenfranchised lower class, with no chance of working their way up. Charity starts at home.