Let me tell you what won't happen with immigration "reform":
- There will be no fence
- There will be amnesty
- There will continue to be rapists and molesters coming over the borders to the tune of 100 a day
- They will continue to "catch and release" so criminals repeatedly offend
How about doing the hard work of upping LEGAL immigration? Set up a "Ellis Island" in each state bordering Mexico. Set a quota. Require sponsors. Make it like the old days. Make sure these people are American immigrants in heart and mind.
And, since the funding for the border fence is such a problem, I suggest chain gangs of hardened illegal alien criminals contributing to society. Cheap labor, no? It would also send a nice message to would-be criminals about America's hospitality to bad guys.
Never gonna happen, though. America is too politically correct now to make tough decisions.