Democrats, Republicans, friends, Romans, countrymen !! I've got a dirty little "not so secret" fact about the political football that we know as "illegal immigration". The dirty little secret is this ... NOBODY WANTS TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM !! If politicians on both sides of the aisle TRULY wanted to solve the problem of illegal immigration, they could do so tomorrow. The fact is, the United States and in particular the BIG BUSINESS COMMUNITY in the United States benefit from having a de facto, constantly flowing, voluntary "slave labor force" beating down the doors of the US-Mexico border for a chance at a better life from what they live in their distant homelands. For fractions of what legal American workers would be willing to work, illegal immigrants sweat and toil in the most difficult of jobs for their shot at the American dream. For American business, this enables them to pay their "willing slaves" crap-wages while selling their products at the same high rates, thereby enabling increased profits, the lifeblood of any capitalistic system.
If Democrats and Republicans in Washington TRULY wanted to address the problem of illegal immigration TOMORROW, they could. They simply don't have the sack to do it. Instead, what we get ever so often (generally around election time) is all of this talk about "securing the borders" and "building thousand mile fences" and "they're taking American jobs" and all of this crap from a buncha politricksters who have no desire or gall to actually address the problem. If they were willing to tackle the root of the issue, they would look into WHY illegal immigrants come to the US in the first place. The only reason why anyone (for the most part) would pack up and leave their distant homeland surrounded by family and friends and move to a strange, cold, and lonely place is for the shot at an improved standard of living which is enabled by any means of gainful employment. If politicians wanted to tackle the issue of illegal immigration, instead of the unrealistic goal of playing laser tag and paintball in the dark along a thousand mile border, they would instead put the pressure on American businesses that hire these illegal immigrants. If a law were passed TOMORROW saying "any company found to knowingly or unknowingly hire an illegal immigrant for employment shall be fined an amount equal to 20% of their annual revenues", the illegal immigration problem would be solved TOMORROW. With businesses unwilling to hire illegal immigrants out of fear of being slapped upside the head with humongous fines, the memo would eventually get across the border that "they ain't hiring over there, how far do we have to walk to get to Canada ?".