IMMIGRATION issue misconstrued by both parties. what happens at the borders is the middle of the problem.
The first issue is why are folks leaving their homes to make a dangerous and usually futile trip to US? The end issue is what to do with illegal immigrants in residence.
Since most immigrants are Latin American and we still think we enforce the Monroe Doctrine, lets help our neighbors. For example El Salvador says it can resolve its emigration problem for about two billion dollars. I would assume three billion including a team of green berets, experienced police officers, educators, civil engineers and a bean counter to make sure funds appropriately spent. A total team of about twelve people. We spend a lot more than that on welfare and SSI.
The final issue is easy. We have hundreds of Federal Judges and Magistrates who work 10 to 20 hours a week. Take one from each district and send to border states for one month cycles doing nothing but hearing immigration claims 8-10 hours a day. (They get paid very well.) After month cycle in another judge from district and keep hearing cases. All could be resolved by end of September.
A "wall" is always overcome and requires constant maintenance. Consider the Berlin wall which was a minute fraction of the Mexican border.
James B. Billings, J.D. 561.232.1030