It really surprises me that so many people get sucked in by the `Wall` BS...
Think about this --- between 2000 and 2006 the Bush Administration said that approximately 12 million illegals into the US ... that was the official number that has been given to the public... others such as a Goldman Sachs study claimed it could be closer to 18 million. Which ever number you want to use it still means that at a minimum 12+ million illegals entered this country and spread out nationally- unobserved !
(And for you Bush fans --consider that this occurred at the same time & under the same administration that was passing various Acts/Laws that were cutting back various freedoms and increasing surveillance of Americans... remember the Green,Yellow,Red warning system on TV. None of that makes sense for an admin to be telling us they are worried about internal US bad guys while they let 12+ million in under their own admission.
But regarding the Wall --- In 2011 the federal gov said that of that 12 million nearly 1/3rd had returned to their home countries due to the deep recession and lack of jobs available to them. -- So with no enforcement effort or Wall the USA saw approx 4 million illegals leave this country.... Just think how many would go back/ or not even attempt to come here if they were denied jobs across the country!!!! And that was enforced by the government !!!
Now consider what total BS it is that we listen to talk about spending Billions for a wall and supporting a small army of wall security people -forever..... When all we have to do is enforce the current laws that are suppose to prevent businesses from hiring illegals.. We have only 200 agents that pursue checking on businesses across the country to see if they hire illegals ----- 200 agents covering how many businesses in the USA -- from the corner deli to auto manufacturing etc.. I`d guess a million +++... Obviously this isn`t a high priority of any Repub/Dem admin.