They breed like rabbits once they are here.
I do not live in a border state but I think that in today's computerized ID era it is pretty hard to steal another's identity. A friend who let his license expire went thru complete hell to get it reinstated. My husband's cousin, who was born in VA, moved to NY for decades and then moved back to VA, could not get her VA license because she needed a new Birth Certificate, the reason was that the Birth Certificate she had was too old (oops shame on her - she is in her 50s). It took 3 months to get her license.
I live in a border state (Nevada), and two years ago I got stopped for a burned out headlight, the LEO runs my license only to find out it had been surrendered in California, even my local DMV couldnt explain it the next day when I went to replace it...I could however go back to California and get back my old DL because that number is mine for life, I would just have to surrender my NV DL
Identity theft is quite easy, way to much info available on the net
Against my better judgment...
I know a few illegal/undocumented families, not well, but well enough. They all work, hard. They avoid the law, and have the sense to know that means not doing anything illegal or stupid. Their "anchor babies" are their children, for whom they have given up their own identities and extended families and homelands. They may take advantage of some government services from time to time, but generally they instead work harder and choose to own less and less, accept that they have to help each other, accept private charity only very carefully and with humility, and then work even harder. Generally, the last thing they want to do is risk any government entity looking at their citizenship or lack thereof.
I simply don't believe that there is some massive number of undocumented immigrants voting.
With most states having motor-voter registration (which I personally think is assinine in the extreme), I can see illegal immigrants being regularly registered. But voting? This is one conspiracy theory that just doesn't pass my bs detector.
I believe in securing the border, don't get me wrong. I think it's a problem that needs to be fixed, and the fix needs to be maintained--because I believe most folks are good, and good folks shouldn't be making choices between doing what is best for their families and doing what is legal. Take away the choice by making illegal immigration very difficult and legal immigration possible for regular folks in countries and cultures that are more similar to ours than different.