Being either a second or third generation Scot (I'm still not sure how Grandpa Henry qualified, since he was born on the boat back in the 1880's), I'm not anti-immigration. Nor am I racist, though I've been called that by racists for calling them down for rule/law violations. Thing is that my family left Scotland for Ireland, then to England, and then to Ellis Island. They went through the steps and became citizens, though John and Louisa died shortly after from either smallpox or measles and the four kids were dispersed in the orphanage system. While I still had my torn ligament wrist injury, it took me most of a year to gain state medical assistance since I could not afford even a doctor's visit. In my jaded moments, I feel it was because I'm a white male in his 30's who speaks English. But I digress.
Education here will not fix this. Reform in the immigration system will not fix this. It will take massive improvements in Mexico to fix this. The primary reason Mexicans sneak into America is for a better life, one they cannot get in Mexico. Were things much better in Mexico than they are now, we might actually see the situation reversed, with people trying to sneak into Mexico for a better life. The same goes for Cuba. The same goes for Central and South American leftist nations. I find it incongruous, not to mention humorous, that the so-called 'Utopian' societies always have an exodus out which leads to crackdowns to prevent people leaving such an idyllic worker's paradise.
No matter what others thought of the Minute Men, that program worked. Illegal crossings were down, human trafficing was down, drug smuggling was down in those monitored areas. Of course, now that some of them have moved to other areas, open border groups have set up water stations in some of the Minute Men observation posts. If nothing else, continued border vigilance (not vigilantism) by the Border Patrol, civic volunteers, and the military would greatly hamper such activities.
Something has to be done though. The majority of Hispanics in federal prisons are here illegally. Illegals with violent criminal histories are supplementing street gangs, roaming with impunity through 'sanctuary cities'. In those places, local and state law enforcement are prohibited from enforcing federal immigration law, or even reporting such to federal enforcement agencies. If an illegal presents forged documents to Motor Vehicles, the clerks cannot notify anyone. All they can do is deny the license request. If a county sheriff sees someone crossing a national border, they cannot apprehend, they cannot report, they can only sit on their hands. That, to me, is seriously messed up. I know the original intent was a good one, providing a 'safe' place for illegals to report abuses and crimes without fear of deportation, but it's been grossly perverted by those desiring nothing more than violence, murder, and mayhem.