If they had leaders who will learn how to fight back against the Democrats and their media friends.
Put a plan out that details strict immigration enforcement but also a streamlined path to US citizenship and work permits.
Let the Dems and media fight it out on how "mean" it is while happily pushing the plan to the America public to show how reasonable it is to the country.
Identity politics where you appeal to citizens and legal residents that getting to America is an honor and privilege while showing the hammer on enforcement with the streamlined path to citizenship. This is the key. Anyone want to take up that challenge?