I cannot comprehend the sheer stupidity of the situation. Thousands of well trained qualified professions who would like to come to the US from Asia have to go through tough visa regulations just to study or to work in the US temporarily and even tougher constraints to go through legal immigration. In contrary, not-so well educated manual labor jumping over the fence or walkign through deserts gets in the US and claims their right to citizenship.
To soem extent it reflects on the sorry state of affisr that the US is on various policy issues. Being a country of immigrants, if you cannot stop people entering the country illegally, well, things are not going to get any better.
A pining asian PhD student.