For democrats it's exactly about feelings (since you seem hazy on the subject). The Dems spent half the election playing the race card whenever and wherever they could. Now you're saying they don't mind talking about it? After they spent all that time labeling everyone who wasn't 100% in line with them a bigoted racist in such an amazing effort to stifle the discussion? What a bunch of bullshit. This had exactly nothing to do with "treating people like people" because the points they were attacking had nothing to do with trampling the civil rights of legal citizens. It had everything to do with stemming the flow of illegals in to the country.
You almost immediately bring up "Oh, won't someone think of the children?" - more "it's about feelings" moves. It's like you're memorized the Hillary playbook line for line, Guess what, it doesn't fucking matter. If you came here illegally and you brought your kids, your children are here illegally. Don't put that on the government, put that on the moronic mother and father who knew exactly what they were doing. Pumping out a kid does not suddenly legitimatize your illegitimate entry in to the country either. Deport them all. It's time. If they want back in, let them go through the proper channels. Once you're there with citizenship papers nobody will have a problem with it.
I don't understand why these issues are so hard for you to figure out. If you let people walk all over your immigration laws then they don't mean anything. You may as well just remove the border and leave a welcome mat that says "feel free to abuse our country".
Point is: you are a fucking idiot.