If 9/11/2001 was not enough to wake this government from the stupor of not enforcing its own laws, then why be surprised by their inactivity now? Cheap labor means more to the people who run this country than safety and a sane immigration process.
By hook or by crook, a higher population adds to the GDP. The politicians and their financial backers want America to have a population of 500 million within the next 50 years. I don’t think I would mind if the school systems, hospitals, and infrastructure of the country were in superb shape today. I forsee fiscal collapse and a total walling off of some parts of the country. I fear the nation could break apart.
If illegal aliens owed back taxes, then the government would get after them, but just being in the country illegally is not a big deal nor a priority. It hasn’t been since the early 1980’s.
Actually, no matter what legislative immigration muddle Congress writes up and the President signs the end results will be the same: no enforcement, more illegals.
Frankly, even if terriorists successfully took out all of Washington, DC, there still wouldn’t be any move to enforce immigration laws. The horse left the barn a couple of decades ago.