Its like the drug abuse, terrorism, health crisis, nuclear proliferation, world hunger and climate change problems. They won't be solved. Let me explain . . . In the case of illegal immigration across the Mexican border, many of our agricultural/industrial businesses need cheap labor to compete in the world market. Does anyone see our unemployed masses going to the garment factories to work or the stoop-labor farms to harvest needed fruit and vegetables? The govenment does not even have the political strength to bring back the WPA and have the unemployed repairing the nation's infrastructure. I say look at it this way: we are economically in "the new normal" and should be realistic enough to realize that it and many of our other problems will gradually (but unevenly) growing worse and that, individually, we can deal with it better if we will accept that civilizations rise and then they fall. Nothing leasts forever.