From the bits and pieces of republican and democrat blurbs, written and spoken, it seems to me that there is actually a tremendous amount of agreement with regard to border security. In fact, other than the word "wall", there seems to be a reasonably united political America on this issue. Contrary to some accusations, I've heard absolutely no one at all who favors "open borders", in fact, most dems who I've heard think that idea is absurd. Everyone seems to want a combination of physical border in key places, beefed up human presence/surveillance, beefed up technological surveillance, and clarified immigration and asylum policies, with beefed up capacity to enforce the law. This, along with a plan for addressing drug smuggling (I haven't a clue how -- nor does Trump), and a compassionate resolution for the Dreamers.
My wish is for dems to provide a sensible and comprehensive plan along with an "olive-branch" statement of agreement with Trump -- with regard to the need for border security and specifically a physical barrier in certain places (let him call it a wall). Praise Trump for drumming up needed attention to the border challenges, and thank him for his (presumed) partnership in this historic proposal.
In the interest of our country, the adults need to provide our child-President a way to save face. Let him call it a win, let him call it a wall. Get this over with and move on to Mueller and on to worrying about how we get through the next 2 years with as little damage to the future of the country as possible. I am becoming less concerned about Trump's "base" as time moves on -- the key is putting up a non-despicable opponent. I also think that a credible republican challenge may just force Donald to take his ball, tail between legs, and leave.