While the parties are bickering over the wall there are other things that could be done and are being ignored. We could drastically reduce the illegal invasion with jus a few steps.
Make E-verify law. Make it nearly impossible to hire illegals And illegals will not show up. The reason neither party is pushing E-verify is that the are afraid it will work.
Public assistance. Foreign nationals are not entitled to be supported by U.S. taxpayers. Reject all new applications for public assistance by illegals and inform the illegals who are currently on public assistance that it will be cut off on In January of 2020. It will be cut off immediately if the recipient is convicted of a crime. Also, offer the illegals government help returning to their homes.
Give employers who have hired illegals a one year amnesty. They have one year to replace all of their illegals with legal residents. Failure to comply would mean prison time.