People who work in America deserve whatever they earn, and whatever they want to pay for. The concept of "illegal" is used as an artificial way of closing off the borders -- something hostile to freedom. And freedom is something that, again, the GOP has discarded. If it ever truly embraced it, which it didn't really. Conservatives for all their patriotic rhetoric don't really believe in the Land of the Free; they believe in (as their arch-rivals believe in) the Land of the Well-Managed. Look at the restrictions which conservatives place on our lives: gay marriage bans, prohibitions on drug use, and so on. "Hey, those restrictions on freedom are only necessary", conservatives say. Well, liberals think that their own restrictions on freedom are only necessary, too. For all the bitter antagonism between the two "sides", they share the same principles. They both employ openly socialistic rhetoric, with the assumption that government can destroy individual freedom without limit, as long as it is done for the sake of some greater good. For liberals, the greater good of economic equality; for conservatives, the greater good of spiritual piety; and for both, the greater good of public safety. To both "sides", our rights are beholden to them; we exist to serve the government, not the other way around. We exist to further the greater good, whatever it happens to be according to the current voting majority.
So really, the divisiveness you perceive is partly your fault. You wish to use government as a weapon with which to inflict violence and terror onto those who really have done no harm to your rights, except to make you feel insecure. Filthy spics make you feel insecure with their strange ways and alien language. Dirty fags make you feel insecure with their abhorrent practices. Godless evolutionists make you feel insecure (I'm guessing) with their refusal to accept biblical scripture as a science textbook for elementary classrooms. Sleazy drug users make you feel insecure about what they might do if they were to shoot up, snort, or smoke the substance of their choice.
Note the commonalities in all these behaviors which the right so bitterly opposes: they don't really harm you in any way. You feel threatened by them, but in no wise has your body or your property been harmed. You just feel that they might be harmed, and that supposition is enough to make you fear them -- and that fear naturally turns into hatred, which you want to make them feel, by making them feel afraid, of you.
There is no right to security, remember. There is only one person on this planet responsible for making sure that you are secure. Can you guess who-- Yep. It's you. And no one else. You can ask others to take on this responsibility; others who with the utmost solemnity swear to protect you. But that's not security, it's complacency. In truth, there is no security on this sorry planet of ours. The best alternative is complacency, which is what government thrives on. "I'm from the government, and you can absolutely have faith in me" is the lie driven into our heads from early childhood by -- of course -- government employees under the guise of education. We're told that we can and must place all our security in the hands of government; and necessarily so, because we mere citizens are irresponsible louts who have to be kept from dangerous activities like drug use or gay relationships. But this is a lie. At most, government is as precisely as irresponsible and dangerous as mere citizens. Governments are staffed by -- it's true! -- people. People just like us. There is no magic to government; it doesn't turn ordinary people -- or even extraordinary people -- into infallible angels in whom we can trust violent power. No one can be trusted with violent power over unwilling people; no one can be trusted with the kind of responsibility that you want to hand over to others. It's just you. You can believe otherwise, but again I invoke the word complacency.
If government is no guarantee, then we have to fall back to individual choice -- something that the American concept of freedom supposedly embraces anyway. Choice; consent. Consent of the governed, in the true meaning, not Consent of the majority, as pertains today. In today's America, gays, heteros, whites, blacks, men, women, rich, poor, whatever group happens to be in the minority can be slapped around by the majority, on the excuse that the majority represents the greater good, and the greater good is supreme.
I hope both conservatives and liberals have read this far, because humbly presented here is a truth which they must recognize. Society implies a monolithic bloc of opinion with no dissent, and that's a fiction. So is consent of the governed, as it now stands. Democracy is what we have now: the majority voting to eat the minority, for what the majority considers good and fine reasons. And that's incompatible with freedom. Both leftists and rightists know what it's like to be in that fearful minority; both know the searing injustice of having one's freedoms taken away by a hostile ruling faction. You conservatives and liberals should understand and accept that you're perpetuating a cycle of violence in which you struggle for the majority supremacy so as to bash around your opponents' rights. I'm speaking equally to the left and the right, here. If you want your own rights to be truly assured -- and not just blithely permitted by your power-wielding government -- then you have to stop the cycle, and promise not to challenge your opponent's individual rights. You leave them alone, and expect them to leave you alone.
Stick firmly to the ideal of consent: the one thing that can potentially unite us. Liberals consenting to deal with conservatives, and vice versa. That's the only way this country can truly get along. For this blessed unity to happen, you'll have to give up your own ideologically-driven agenda. You have to give up the idea of finding security by inflicting fear and violence on others whose values you find threatening. If they actually hurt you or your property, then so; that's the violation of consent, which they have no right to do.
This is the path to peace. I'm sure many of you reading this (leftists and rightists) will sneer, "Sure, force them to agree with us, and THEN there'll be peace!" Well, then, you're missing the point. Forcing someone to obey you doesn't change anything; you haven't convinced them of anything, and they'll smile and bow submissively only as long as you've got that weapon (pointed at them). No real concord has been achieved. In fact, you've only deepened the divide; their primary agenda now is to get in control so they can do the same to YOU. There can be no security in this situation, not even complacency. Liberals, know that someday conservatives will take over control of the government, and they will use any tactics you employ against your rights. Same thing for you conservatives: beware what violence you inflict on their rights.
All you have, everyone, is your own bodies and your own property. They're each your own responsibility. And your authority. You can choose whom you can associate with. If you value this right -- and you do, I know -- then take care to respect other people's right to do so as well. Respect. It's a neglected word, along with consent, in modern politics. Those of you truly seeking peace and unity should do well to learn it. You can bet you weren't really taught it in your government-run schools. Instead you were taught that peace in modern politics means one group politely voting to get the government to inflict terror on another group, under the principle that the first group has more people in it.