That sentiment was echoed by Rosemark Jenks, director of governments relations for NumbersUSA, a group that opposed the Senate bill. She said Obama's Department of Homeland Security has methodically cut back on worksite raids targeting undocumented workers and scaled back deportations, leaving "absolutely no disincentive" for people in other countries thinking about trying to enter the USA illegally.

"(The new numbers) mean we obviously do not have secure borders," Jenks said. "Once an illegal alien is in the United States, there is virtually no fear of being caught and removed. This administration has undermined immigration enforcement consistently, and that's having an impact."

By Alan Gomez in USA Today

Illegal Immigration
border control
immigration reform

Updated: Mon, Sep 23rd 2013 @ 5:36pm EDT