Its not about politics its about people,families and most of all about the children.
Would it not be more productive to train communities to care for their own? By creating revenue producing jobs to educate illegal citizens themselves to teach the path to citizenship to other illegal citizens. With appropriate oversight and with optional training in manual labor skills,those that complete requirements, including participation in classes in English. They would then become citizens and be required to meet the financial responsibility that every citizen is required to do. Their failure to participate legally would remove any benifits from them and make them candidates for deportation. Of course this is an oversimplification of a serious problem. The great disappointment is really related to intelligent beings failing to look out of the box.