Being far away from the Mexican border means thankfully these kinds of issues are more a passing interest, as compared to immediate problem. Illegal immigration seems to be one of those things that's always there as an issue, but never one that really divides the parties, or causes an uproar in DC. On one hand you have an administration that talks in ways that tend to get blasted as 'amnesty' on the other hand they've been quite good at deporting people the last few years.
Anyway, I don't have a problem with securing the border or anything like that. It's nice to know drug smugglers and others cut from the same thread are getting dealt with.
Still though, it's a rather surreal experience seeing Texas Highway Patrol plastered on the side of a gunboat.