Their hope is that someone somewhere will finally — finally! — come up with the perfect reform that will finally — finally! — make their system work.
It's never going to happen. The sooner the American people accept that reality, the better off everyone will be because then we can adopt a system that not only works but is also consistent with the fundamental rights and liberties as well as moral and religious principles.
Think about it: For at least 70 years, we've had an immigration system that has brought nothing but continuous crisis, chaos, death, suffering, an immigration police state, a Berlin Wall, and the destruction of liberty, privacy, and private-property rights.
Although statists are loathe to admit it, throughout that time there have been periodic bouts of immigration reforms adopted. None of them have worked to fix their system. All of them have only contributed to the further destruction of liberty and privacy.
Consider, for example, the hiring of illegal immigrants. When I was a kid, it wasn't a crime to hire an illegal immigrant. We hired them on our farm, which was located on the Rio Grande. They were the hardest-working people I've ever seen.