I got news for ya Deag, jobs like factories and all these smaller manufacturers attract hundreds of tons of illegals and the employers stand in line for their piece of the low wage labor. Of course they pay off the state and local governments to look the other way as they bankroll and support their political campaigns, as a payoff to keep their hands off that dirt cheap labor, most of which are illegal.
It’s a vicious circle.
Ah yes... I understand your complaints...but let us look at the brighter side... Companies locate to Texas (low wages, you bet) but that is the result of too many unskilled workers applying for low skilled jobs (natural result of bring in many unskilled workers). Unfortunately, Texas in on the border of Mexico and gets many illegals looking for work. Yes, wish for a better system of vetting them but it is what is is.
The result is a productive force of workers (illegals included) that provide benefits to the State and the Nation as a whole. Not ideal but does benefit all.
Now before you get yourself all wrapped up in your knickers...I believe that all companies should do ID verification before hiring any of these folks. Unfortunately, the low cost labor will always be those that ignore the rules. (welcome to Obama and crowd).
I doubt that much will change lately but it will eventually edge toward a law abiding group I hope. If not, we are lost anyway so enjoy the slow changes toward socialism.