The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines "compassion" as "a feeling of wanting to help someone who is sick, hungry, in trouble, etc." Most Americans think compassion is a virtue and many politicians find the appearance of compassion to be a useful tool in winning votes. Many Democrats never tire of claiming compassion for the poor and disadvantaged as their exclusive concern and always attack conservative Republicans for their supposed lack of compassion.
Their supposedly superior claim on compassion - to their mind - gives them the moral high ground over Republicans who they caricature as selfish and not concerned about the poor. But Democrats do not declare compassion for every group. Taxpayers or entreprenurs for example are not often the object of liberal compassion even in their rhetoric.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush wants Republicans to be more compassionate for the plight of immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally. His heart is in the right place when he feels sympathy for Mexican families who wanted a better life north of their border with the U.S. But people who wait, obey the immigration laws of the U.S., and come in legally also deserve respect and compassion for their plight when they think others might be given special treatment that could have a negative impact on the families of legal immigrants.
Not everyone who is classified as "Hispanic" thinks that there should be no consequences for breaking U.S. immigration laws. Some older families of Hispanic heritage who have lived more than one generation in the U.S. legally, are worrried that floods of illegal immigrants could harm their own lives in this country.
Genuine compassion is not selective as to only a specific group that benefits but seeks to find solutions fair to all people.