Originally Posted by MBDK
The analogy was not to what is legally acceptable or right. It was about the ridiculous notion that the difference has to do with "taking the trouble." Illegal immigrants are illegally in the country, and sympathy notwithstanding, are subject to being deported. But they are here for reasons other than failing to take the trouble to accomplish something they realistically could never accomplish. And in the mean time, remember that the issue here is not whether we should deport illegal immigrants, but whether we should put their children in additional danger of disease and death.