Our permanent ruling class of Democratic and Republican grandees, such as President Bush, Senator Kennedy, and Senator McCain, have worked out a "comprehensive immigration reform" scheme to get the issue off the table long before the next election so the voters won't have to worry their pretty heads about it.
For some reason, I'm reminded by this display of bipartisan solidarity of Guy Crouchback's response to the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact in the opening pages of Evelyn Waugh's WWII trilogy Sword of Honor:
"But now, splendidly, everything had become clear. The enemy at last was plain in view, huge and hateful, all disguise cast off. It was the Modern Age in arms. Whatever the outcome there was a place for him in that battle."