The rich have a simple agenda. Reduce taxes, ensure handing down wealth to their descendents, and keep wages low.
Keeping wages low is the subject of this Op-Ed in the New York Times, Break the Immigration Impasse, by the three richest people in the country but they can’t come right out and tell you this so they cloak it in humanitarian terms:
"Most Americans believe that our country has a clear and present interest in enacting immigration legislation that is both humane to immigrants living here and a contribution to the well-being of our citizens."
"Americans are a forgiving and generous people, and who among us is not happy that their forebears — whatever their motivation or means of entry — made it to our soil?"
A bone is thrown to conservatives:
"For the future, the United States should take all steps to ensure that every prospective immigrant follows all rules and that people breaking these rules, including any facilitators, are severely punished."
If you know who is writing something and what their agenda is, the news becomes more understandable.