Wow. Interesting thread. Kind of all over the place... First of all, mexican worker in the US are generally outstanding. Most mexicans in the south west are all LEGAL. I have a large staff of employees and do all the hiring and paperwork. EVERY time we interview for kitchen work or labor positions, we find guys who are AMAZING... And then when they submit their paperwork, it is all bogus. It looks right, but I can spot the fake sh** from a mile away... So while most people get mad over this, in the long run, the guys who are at least using someone else's ss# is paying into OUR benefit system.... And boy, you guys in NJ and MD think you have seen illegal immigrants everywhere.. HA! You have no idea. If the mexican population ever decides to really re-locate over to the mid-atlantic, a whole lot of people will be out of work. They can litterally take over labor markets. And I mean shut them down... And it only bothers those who are lazy... People label mexican's as illegals, when most of them are not.... And the reason that there are no loads of ILLEGAL europeans, is because EUROPE DOES NOT BORDER THE US!!! Whoever said that there are illegal Russian and eastern European workers all over the east coast is wrong... They are all LEGAL travellers, who attain 3-6 month Work visas. And while some of them may bail once they get here, and stay illegally, once they do that, they forefit all of their rights in the future... But no, there is NO immigration problems with anyone but our brothers to the south.... You dont see many russians running accross the TJ river.... So, my best advice is to deal with it. Make sure your kids are properly educated, so they are not working manual labor positions that can ALSO be done by non-english speaking workers. I mean, EDUCATION EDUCATION EDUCATION.... Mexicans are not taking over in politics, engineering, government, teaching, law enforcement. Nothing... If you are a painter, a landscaper or a construction worker, then yes... Be pissed off. But in the mean time, work to start your own business, then employee LEGAL mexicans, and roll in all the money they will rake in for you... Then you will love them.