Here are a couple of items to get people to think a little about the inflammatory rhetoric that we use today to depict immigrants. (I personally don't differentiate between legal and "illegal," as ideologically, our country has always opposed immigration; doesn't matter who the group is and how they got here).
Anyway, if you think that these stories are mere coincidence and have no relation to the nonsense that we hear daily about "illegals," think again.
In reference to the second story and how it mentions the sharp rise in anti-hispanic bias crimes, anyone care to find it a coincidence that there are now more than 200 additional hate groups in the U.S., with most of them concerned with "illegals?" In addition, most of them have sprung up in Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, and California.