Ah hyperbole. The art of not letting facts get in the way of a good argument. Did you know that as of last year, Obama was deporting immigrants at a rate of 1.5 times that of President W. Bush? Here's something sorely lacking in this thread, proof. And, as we have been down this road before, you should also know that if we increase enforcement of immigration without allowing for either new immigrants, or the ones here a way to stay legally, it will create labor shortages. You also know that it cost money to enforce our laws. ICE estimates an average of $12,500 per immigrant. So let's look at the economics of deporting all immigrants without giving them a way to stay legally. Total cost of deporting every one? according to the last link, over $285 billion. But that's not the only "cost", of course. It will also cost us more in terms of inflation, as the above labor shortages will mean less supply, which of course, means higher prices for goods and services. And it's not just crops, but in things like construction, and service industries. In short, increased enforcement alone is a double fiscal whammy, and with Arizona, Alabama, and Georgia providing recent case studies, no politician is going to touch enforcement only options as a serious answer. They may pay lip service to it, but it will never come up to a vote, because it's an economic time bomb of epic proportions. Last but not least, to the OP, the increased enforcement portion of the bill will partly take care of itself if it is passed. The overwhelming majority of border crossers do so to find work. If we created a way for these immigrants to pass through urban centers in a legal manner instead of crossing the open desert, that's exactly what the immigrants will do. The end result will be a much more organized way of tracking the crossers, plus increased enforcement of the desert, as there will be the same number of agents, but a lot less crossers! And those that are caught wouldn't be the ones who would come here to work, but the riff raff we want to keep out, like drug runners and other criminals. Unfortunately, I believe the right will ignore all the facts, and still push for increased enforcement only, and no increased guest worker program/system that allows those already here to stay. And the end result will be more of the status quo because between the three options, a Gang of 8 bill, increased enforcement, or the status quo, the increased enforcement only ship has already sunk, and is gone.