Short of having open borders and offering amnesty for those who come to this country illegally, the left would rather support the status quo and allow human trafficking to continue than to see comprehensive immigration reform. By allowing for immigration reform the progressives would loose their cheap labor, a critical voting bloc and their cause de jour. They don't care about these people, only the power that they can gain because of them in their march toward socialism.
There are ways to come to this country legally, and many of those that did support strict enforcement of our laws and are against illegal immigration because they see the negative impact it has on America.
So either you are pro legal immigration and all the positive aspects of it or you support illegal immigration and fall on the side of the human traffickers and the lawlessness that they bring. It is that simple.
Andrew Marcus makes this exact point on Big Government.
Illegal immigration is human trafficking. People are taken advantage of, raped and even murdered as they are trafficked, and Progressives don’t seem to care. Why is that?? Why do they defend a system that encourages human trafficking?
Perhaps Progressives enjoy the cheap labor. Perhaps they enjoy the opportunity the issue provides to call Americans racists. Maybe they just want to see a demographic shift in this country, and don’t care how many people are raped or die in the migration. Where is Human Rights Watch, or Amnesty International, or any of the myriad groups who claim as their mission to stand up for the wronged and exploited? Don’t they want to see an end to human trafficking into the US?
What the Federal Government might want to consider are ways to discourage people from sneaking in, and encourage people to come in through the front door. After all, this is not about immigration. This is about illegal immigration, and the national security risks it entails. How can anyone be against encouraging legal immigration while discouraging illegal immigration?