I don't understand why the left would rather defend illegals while at the same time demonizing/ridiculing those who went the legal route. Sure, you'll find the occasional story about conservatives and a specific illegal, but the left loves all illegals.
The left ridicules legal immigrants? The problem I see is that those with a vested stance against illegals have an exaggerated opinion of the reality of these people. Fewer have been entering this country under the last administration and more have been leaving, Obama deported more illegals than the last presidents combined. Latino's call Obama the deporter-in-chief, but you will never hear that from republicans. an American is over 1126 times more likely to die to an American than an illegal immigrant. Statistically, you are much safer among immigrants here than other Americans. It's not in their interest to get in trouble.They're not entitled to a lot of the social benefits many Trump supporter believe they're receiving. They contribute around enough in sales taxes to support a neutral to positive effect in the market. They take 3rd world jobs in the US that no american would take. Mexico is also our 3rd largest trading partner. Any unforeseen financial burden from illegal immigrants falls pretty much on blue states if there are really any serious ones. Blue states make up 64% of economic activity and lose out in federal funding. They're donor states. Illegal immigration is always a problem but it pails in comparison to bigger real issues in america. Each year as many Americans die to gun violence as those who die to ISIS. We (actually just red states pretty much) are ranking lower on the human development index when you rank them as countries against our western counterparts. It just seems silly building a wall to keep people out that are actually leaving more than they are entering and are here on overstayed visas or creating a travel ban against countries that haven't conducted a terror attack on US soil in 41 years... It's seems the people complaining the loudest about illegals are those who live in states least effected by them.