Yes I know how many homeless people need jobs, and they could easily get a job if they wanted. The problem with homeless people is a HUGE percent of them are mentally ill, don't have a permanent residence, and most importantly, aren't motivated to get a job. If a homeless person was not mentally ill and actually wanted to get a job, they would have no problem getting a job. Why don't they come to America the legal way? They would, but the waiting list for a legal visa from Mexico to the US can be years long. Put yourself in their situation, would you honestly wait that long to get a job and support your family when you could do it right away, just illegally? Here is a site that gives a case study of Mexican Americans in the US economy, i just pulled it up off of google.