To read the news you would think that the arrival this year of about a hundred thousand unaccompanied minors from Central America is a huge crisis. Calm down, this is not even a small crisis. It is a tiny, one time event, that has been going on for a few years, it is almost over and is not likely to be repeated.
The unintended consequence of signaling, by act and deed, that the immigration laws are not going to be enforced is that there will be more violations of those laws and more negative reaction to those violations.
This look at reality won't be popular with many supporters of Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR). However as the sage Aivar Lejins said: "A psychologically healthy person sees the world as it is, not as she wishes it were."