1. I agree. Without a closed border deportation would be futile.
2. The fact that the drain is IN the budget is not good reason for keeping it. Politicians looking for places to make budget Cuts would be well advised to stop giving the illegals the free ride they are on. Then, like I said, use that same money to deport them and secure the border. A much better use of those funds, IMO. We have too many dollars being spent on programs that aren't necessary. Just because it is already in the budget sounds like a politician's reason for keeping it.
3. This is a joke. Making every illegal register is like asking a criminal to hand over his guns. Won't happen, and even if it did happen like you suggest you want those not in the system to be sent away. I think that is where we are at now. They are not in the system, that makes them illegals.
4. A lot of panhandlers make a lot of money from gullible people like you who give, thinking you are keeping them from committing crimes. In reality you are providing them with an income that they can add to their government welfare checks and not have to report it as income. More free money!
Shortcuts towards the current immigration problems we have are part of the problem. We don't need more shortcuts.