They don't come here for a free ride, they come here for (the same reasons that my great great grandparents did)... opportunity.(unless they're wealthy Chinese, then they have clubs that come for duel citizenship and fly straight back)<quoted text>
People come here from all over the country to get a free ride---ask the tent folk living in back of Luck Stone where they came from.
Here is my anecdotal story. I know a guy, and sure he's made bad choices. He can trace his family roots back to before the revolution. He's the father of a friend's ex-step daughter's children (my friend finally divorced his deadbeat wife). He quit drugs and decided to work for his kids, but without an education and a history of drug arrest, he's relegated to work in the back of restaurants (which doesn't pay enough to support a family), construction or landscaping. He complains that he can't find work (especially during the housing crisis) in construction because of the (he calls them Mexicans) immigrants that are willing to work for less than minimum wage with no benefits. He tried to work for William's landscaping, but Williams told him that he can't afford to employ him. He's a hard worker; I've hired him to work around the property at times. He wants to work, and he wants to support his family.
People make bad choices, get stigmatized by people like you, and fall into the safety net.