Illegals in Texas jails cost the state tens of millions of dollars each year. But if states like Texas try to do anything about it -- the feds sue.

Mark Krikorian is director of the Center for Immigration Studies. He says the Obama administration won't enforce the law.

"It's something basically imposed on them by Washington's failure to do its job in enforcing immigration law."

Krikorian says the feds sue states like Arizona while praising California for allowing illegals to get driver licenses and even practice law.

"So you get in trouble for helping the federal government do its job; you don't get in trouble by subverting federal immigration law."             

Krikorian says immigration law enforcement is just about the reverse of what it should be in the U.S.

"When states try to help or buttress federal immigration law the Obama Justice Department sues them."