I am merely, in a typical Captain America humorous manner, trying to point out how political all this is. The GOP wants to lay the blame at Obama's feet. However, it was carefully omitted that Obama, for what it's worth, has done more to control the problem than either Bush 1 or 2 or Clinton (or even Ronnie Reagan who just said to hell with it and gave them amnesty.) That being said, he still isn't doing enough.
Also omitted are the stats that show major crime, at almost every level, is the lowest in AZ than it has been in years and years (and continues to decline.) Which makes one have to ask, if it's such a big deal now, why wasn't it a big deal when the crime stats were much worse back, say, when Bush was in office?
What it is, is another wedge issue used to distract and persuade the simple minded voter. Does that mean our borders don't need attention? Certainly not. They need LOT'S of attention. But it's about 30% less the problem it was 10 years ago and the crime numbers still fall year after year.
I want our borders as secure as the next guy. But I'm not a mushbrain that is buying into the GOP propaganda "The messkin's are coming! The messkins are coming!" False fear does not work on me.