Illegally hop the border into the USA - It's not my fault, I need money, and feel that I don't need to wait in line like everyone else, or go through the proper channels to come to the USA legally. So what if I step on the backs of my brothers and sisters who are doing it the legal way and cut in line in front of them by hopping the fence...I'll just protest and demand MY RIGHTS, and DEMAND that the USA make me legal, even after I committed the crime of coming here illegally.
You're right, people don't take personal responsibility, do they?
Or why is this case different in your eyes?
You're right. It's not any difference. I think something does need to be done about illegal immigration - just not by the state, and not by criminalizing it and overburdening law enforcement so that they can't engage the real problem - violence associated with smuggling of drugs and people.
For the record, I have very little sympathy for the people who die in the desert. It does not make any sense to set off across the desert in the middle of summer without water.
But I still am angered by this law largely because it is not about addressing the problem - it is about racism in my opinion. Not even the supporters have explained how it will reduce illegal immigration or the economic consequences.