The plan was to import low wage workers, give them credit against future wages,sell them a house and effectively make them indentured servants to the company. The plan was quietly abandoned due to local political opposition then and the final realization that they, in their desperation, would actually come here for nothing other that hope. When it was realized that you do not have to pay matching social security payments on them, the dye was cast.
I remember a midnight connector flight from LAX to ATL as late as 2006. Over 200 illegals boarded my flight with no security checks ,no papers, no passports, no luggage or carry- on, wearing t-shirts,jeans and tennis shoes. Their mule translated for them and directed them into seats. It was snowing in ATL. My guess is that some manufacturer or farmers had paid their airfare and bought off security at both airports..
The truth about amnesty. Ronald Reagan granted amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants. George W. Bush wanted to open the borders to provide cheap labor for his republican business owners/supporters.
President Obama has deported more illegal immigrants than both Bush presidents combined.
Republican administrations let them in and then their voters whine about them once they are here.
Democrats recognize the need for immigration reform. Republicans just want to stick their empty heads in the sand, point fingers and whine.