Deporting people who are not citizens is required if they are not properly authorized by our government to be here. This is not just for the benefit of the people who live here, but most importantly it is also for the benefit of the people who are here illegally.
Right. We're tearing you away from your community and family and sending you somewhere you have no prospects, and it's for your benefit. If this benefited the illegal immigrant, they'd have left already. Deportation of those here illegally is for the benefit of those here legally, and nobody else.
If you want illegal immigrants to be legal, change the law. Until then, uphold the law.
Because the law is always fair and just. Right. Got that. I knew someone who lived in Nazi Germany while it was still there; would you give her the same advice?
You are talking about being tolerant of illegality.
Which is sometimes the right thing to do. As another extreme example, some people were tolerant of the illegality of helping slaves escape to Canada.
That you are content with the virtual slavery that some immigrants experience while here is particularly telling.
Who's content with that? Republicans, mostly, as far as I can tell. Why do you think there's crackdowns on individual illegal immigrants, while places that employ them thrive? If we put teeth into the employment laws, whether by new laws or enforcing what we've got, illegal immigrants would be unable to find work and would go away. It looks to me like the single best thing we could do to keep illegal immigrants out. We can't stop them, and we can't find all of them, but we can make it much more difficult to gain from showing up sans documentation.
You are the one trying to "destroy America and everything is stands for," sir.
I'll give you a heads up here. Approximately nobody in this country is trying to destroy America and everything it stands for. People have different ideas of what America is and what it stands for, and often wildly different ideas of how to get there. This creates conflict, such as people thinking America stands for Christianity versus those who want to keep church and state thoroughly separate, but the conflict is because of different sincerely held views (mine's right, of course) rather than wanting to destroy America.