Congress has given lip service to the border and illegal immigration for years! The porous border drives up drug use, crime, welfare and suppresses wages. The cost to our country is huge. It should be fought like a war and eradicated. If you open the government I can assure you this will just get kicked down the road again. They say nice things pass a bill that sounds good but does nothing! It's time to make real changes and if that requires holding up pay so be it!