Yesterday, the U.S. Senate took their first vote on Immigration Reform. Some Republicans were insisting that before allowing those immigrants here in the United States illegally to pursue a pathway to citizenship, the borders must be made “fully secure”. There is no such thing.
There is no way on earth that the border between two countries can become “fully secure”.
If a person needs food for their family, a better life, life saving medicine etc; and that person is in reasonably good health and young enough, there is no way to prevent him from trying and trying and trying to cross a border that has a strong, high, fence; drones, land mines, military personnel every ten feet or whatever, until he finally succeeds.
Fortunately, wiser Senators turned back that attempt.