The very phrase "illegal immigration" is too politically correct to be accurate. True immigrants are not here illegally and those who are here illegally are lawbreakers, not immigrants. People in this country illegally are a security risk. Additionally, they strain our public services and taxes, through our educational system, our mandated health coverage, and public welfare support systems.
There are many ways in which our state identification system, law enforcement practices, and citizenship proof for services could make South Carolina far less attractive for those that break our laws.
Illegal immigration hurts us all and should be stopped as a matter of state policy.