I should probably stay out of this argument
My husband is spanish. He was born here, and is an American, but is completely bilingual. His mother is from Cuba (she came her legally prior to The Revolution). His father is Puerto Rican and came to New York about the same time his mother immigrated here.
What I think people don't realize is that it is INCREDIBLY hard to come to the United State legally. Look it up. Hubby and I did prior to making a decision about this issue. We were absolutely dumbfounded about how hard it is to come here legally... and I'm not talking about paperwork or criminal background checks... it's MUCH more difficult than that. There are limits about how many can come (and that number is SMALL) and you can only come here for specific reasons (like if your job sends you, or if you have IMMEDIATE family here already). Suddenly "the land of opportunity" didn't sound so inviting.
Also, put some real thought into what you're saying about stolen social security numbers. Where my husband and I both work there are a lot of illegals -- BUT, they don't appear as illegal to their employers because of fake SS numbers. If the social security administration can't track these people down (and trust me, they KNOW when they are getting tax money every year paid by tons of people who are using the wrong SS number), how can anyone else do it? Employers are not REQUIRED to check any further. The IRS and Social Security continues to cash the checks and take the money of all those illegals... they are not sending the money back at the end of each quarter or the end of the year.
Yet most of these people, paying into social security and paying state/federal taxes never benefit direclty from doing so. They can't get a refund at the end of the year. The cannot go down and claim social security when they reach the appropriate age. Why? Because their info won't check out. MOST illegals are hard-working. A lot of them are paying into a system they get no direct benefit from. They simply came here to work, to have the opportunity to earn money for themselves and their families.
At my job and my husbands periodically a sign goes out front "now hiring factory workers" or something similar. Guess how many white people apply? Usually ZERO. Once in a blue moon you get a white guy come in and apply, but he's also usually the first guy to quit or not show up. The spanish guys show up nearly every day, even when they have the flu, and work their asses off. They also will do the factory work for less money. You say that's just a stereotype? Well guess what, sometimes there are truths in stereotypes.
Talk to any teenagers or college students lately? Do you know how proud I am that my stepson has held the same job since he was 16 (he's 19), and bought his own car with his own hard-earned money? It's a rarity, at least here in NY, these days. You'll hear kids saying they only want to work somewhere if they get paid more than $10.00 an hour, and they NEVER want a minimum wage job. They expect mom and dad to give or buy them a car. They complain about hard work like McDonalds (LOL, hard work???). The gripe and moan because they can't afford Jeans from Ambecrombe and Fitch. We've got a generation of lazy couch potatoes who have a pretty high sense of entitlement. That is our culture's fault as much as individual parents' faults.
Most immigrants do learn english, and want to, they just need the time to do so. It's not easy to learn another language. It doesn't happen overnight. My mother-in-law has been here almost fifty years and she still struggles with finding the right words... but she DOES know and speak english. She has worked her whole life and has adapted to American culture. My father-in-law speaks english a bit better than her, but I think that is because he has dealt with english-speaking customers during all his years of working (doing furniture repair and deliveries. He works on a truck and is nearly 70 years old). Mind you, he is completely and legally entitled to Social Security, but it won't do him much good. NO ONE can retire and live on social security alone, and his factory-job doesn't offer a pension and he was never able to afford to put money into a 401k or retirement fund.
It's easy to judge when you are an American-Born white person. It's easy to point fingers and say things like "send them back" or "make them come here legally". Try REALLY looking at it from another perspective. In a perfect world, yes, America would be the land of opportunity it once was where all immigrants were welcome to come, and coming legally was as easy and filling out some paperwork to make sure you're not a criminal. That isn't the case anymore. My England-Born, white-collar, very-white boss who relocated here to work is going through the process, and it's costing him a lot of money and is INCREDIBLY difficult... we were just talking about it recently and he could not BELIEVE how hard it was... and he already HAD the "in" -- his job sent him here.