The United States government has, for all intents and purposes, left our southern border (primarily) unprotected, and our northern border nominally protected. Inasmuch as the southern border is where the vast majority of illegal immigrants sneak into the USA, to continue the practice of basically just recycling illegals is not only asinine - it borders upon criminal.
The primary function of the government is to protect the citizens of our nation and our national sovereignty, yet we fail to secure our borders in a satisfactory manner. This failure endangers both our sovereignty and our safety! The Federal government has failed to complete the border fence that was authorized by Congress several years ago.
There are numerous "safe haven" cities where illegals are ignored by law enforcement agencies, which creates an air of de facto acceptance and basically allows them to live in those communities with immunity. The government rewards their breaking and entering into our country with free medical care and welfare payments. An Arizona rancher was recently murdered by an illegal alien.
The Governors of two states - Texas and New Mexico - have taken appropriate action, ordering their respective National Guard units to assist the U.S. Border Patrol and local law enforcement in patrolling and securing their portions of our southern border. Why haven't Arizona, Louisiana and California done the same?
I'm beginning to believe that I.C.E. (Immigration Control and Enforcement), an agency under the Department of Homeland Security, thinks illegal aliens should be treated like some species of fish - catch and release - only to have them return again and again!