The estimates range from 12 - 20 million. No one has any idea how many there really are.SickaU and Sheesh. As an American, I feel embarrased reading your replies. It looks like you don't have the minimum clue as what the immigration debate is about and you want to lump all latinos as illegal. For your information, there are about 30 million hispanics living LEGALLY in the US and only a fraction are illegal. Don't insult the rest of the latinos living here. Your reactions are typical white folks that are paranoid about latinos changing your "lifestyles". No wonder the rest of the world hates americans, it is people like you that give us that bad reputation.
What part of illegal don't people understand.
I live in S. CA, Believe me there are a lot and it hurts this country in many ways. I was working as a roofer and was replaced by an illegal that would work for half the money that I need to support my family. Turned the company in, that was 6 months ago. What has the government done about it, NADA?
He lives in a camp in one of the canyons and is paid under the table. No taxes there!!!
Since you seem to think that it is alright for someone to come here and live off of us, give me your address and I will move my family into your home. You can feed and clothe us.
I am a native born US Citizen, there is no one that is more of a citizen than I but there are a lot that are not citizens and they have no right to sponge off of me.
In the battle of life styles the natives lost to a more efficient way of life, get over it and move on.