The two previous posts noted that the "narrative" describing our immigration system as broken is misleading. Our immigration system is not broken. It was never designed to accommodate the millions of people trying to enter our country. THE COUNTRIES OF THE IMMIGRANTS ARRIVING HERE ARE BROKEN. That is why immigrants seek opportunity in the United States.
There is one thing, however, that is broken in this country: border control.
Every few years we have this "national conversation" about immigration reform. Usually a consensus emerges around the ideas of amnesty for illegal immigrants already in this country accompanied by improved border control to prevent the entrance of additional illegal immigrants.
The government never seems to get around to effective border control. So we end up engaging in yet another "national conversation" about immigration reform. And each time the problem seems to grow more insurmountable.
(Below, a funny take on an increasingly not so funny problem.)