These hearings are nothing more than election year politics -- another smoke and mirrors trick to draw attention away from the real issues. I grew up on the border, I have lived on the border my whole life, and now I represent the border. We live on the front lines of our broken immigration system, and we all know that we need to fix our immigration system and enforce our laws, but enforcement alone does not work - it has failed us the past 12 years. Our border communities want comprehensive reform. We want laws that are fair and that work.