You do realize no matter how much this issue is discussed here, the gap is only going to grow wider. America is a giant mill producing poverty and importing it from south of the border.
The gap between rich and poor that was caused by the Reagan/Bush economic policies of the Reagan and Bush administrations in the 1980's - stopped growing during the Clinton administration - thanks to the Democratic economic policies that were in place.
Greater economic equity resulted from the Democratic economic policies of the 1990's that were focused on helping average Americans and not the rich.
Unfortunately, the widening income gap, and redistribution of wealth to the rich - returned after Bush Jr. got elected and reimplemented the failed trickle-down Repub economic policies.
Trying to blame it on Mexican immigrants is a pile of right-wing BS that reeks of racism.
No one is "blaming". It's called identifying what is causing the apparent widening gap.
As I said in another similarly titled thread by Riddler near the beginning of the month:
The only reason why it seems like the poor are getting poorer is because those sections of the population are growing immensely while simultaneously the sections of the population with money are shrinking dramatically. More poor people are being added to the population through immigration and high-rate childbirth within the pools that are disproportionately government dependent and "poor".
Imagine a scenario where half of subsaharan Africa or poverty-stricken parts of Russia were imported only for someone to point out how much "greater" the rich and poor gap has gotten and how many more "uninsured" "Americans" there are.
So the poor aren't getting "poorer", nor are the people who had resources now "becoming poor", but rather the poor population is growing at a disproportionately greater rate.