Oftentimes the finger pointing and accusations thrown about in the volatile immigration debate can opaque the victims who are caught in the middle.
Take, for instance, those immigrants who try to escape political persecution for a safer, freer life in the U.S. The below video from CNN highlights Mexicans whose lives are in danger and, thus, seek political asylum north of the border. Despite the dangers they face at home only a tiny fraction of Mexican asylum seekers are given the green light to legally migrate to the U.S. Who knows how many of these failed asylum seekers prefer to migrate illegally rather than risking their lives staying in their native country.
Online Sources - CNN, Christian Science Monitor