Very well put Cricket!
Like I added at Facebook I think it is a rather simple problem to solve on the surface. There is a Federal law in place that addresses the issue. While the law exists it should be enforced by local state and federal enforcement agencies.
Robbing a federal bank is a federal crime, yet the local police still respond, why is the federal law of immigration any different? I've always been confused how a law enforcement agency or officer can pick and choose what laws to enforce and what laws to ignore.
I mean it is no offense to anyone personally, it is as simple as whether there is a law or not. To cover the matter of whether the law is right or not, it comes down to the process of changing those laws that are wrong.
The enforcement of the border is really for not I think unless the law is first enforced to begin with. I may be looking at it to simplistically.
I guess I should add, I think it is best to work through the system, after all that is why the system is there, and it does seem to usually work much better when it is worked through instead of everyone trying to work around the system......