Thank you for accepting these posts out of order. For this project, I write one rebuttal each day, but I do not always publish each one everyday. Tomorrow will come Day 7 and Day 8. The comment I responded to was on illegal immigration. I lost the comment ,but I still have my own response.
Mexico and Latin America are terrible places for human habitation. Both areas are filled with drug cartels, dictators, oil monopolies, and slums. Yes, some areas in Latin America and Mexico are decent, but even the best countries in the southern-western hemisphere are terrible in comparison to the U.S. and Europe.
Thus illegal immigrants from those parts can hardly be regarded as immigrants. They are refugees, fleeing the likes of El Chapo, Castro, and Venezuelan financial crisis. They are people who only want a better life.
Because (for the most part) their motives are innocent and justified, those who are able have an obligation to help them. This, apart from being common sense, is supported by nearly all religions, from Christianity to Buddhism. "Help your neighbors" is a nearly universal message, and the Latin Americans are our neighbors.
Helping them, however, whether by improving the conditions at their countries or by allowing them into ours, is unfortunately not economically feasible. The United States is trillions of dollars in debt, and can not even provide jobs for her own people. ISIS threatens America's security. Thus this country cannot afford to help Latin America or the Latin Americans. Yet stopping them from seeking American help is costly as well. Deportation is expensive, and taking the illegal immigrant's property does little to cover the expenses, for most illegal immigrants have nothing.
Thus, a dilemma presents itself, for our nation neither has the resources to stop illegal immigration nor the resources to sustain illegal immigration.