Despite what objective journalists like NBC News’ Kasie Hunt might try to convince you, Congress did indeed play its part in the current situation at the border — by passing immigration laws that fall to others to enforce.

Sen. Ted Cruz has put forward his legislation, and National Review’s David French thinks it’s pretty focused.

Double the number of federal immigration judges, authorize new shelters, mandate that families must be kept together, and provide for expedited review of asylum cases.

We’re no lawyers, but a 14-day deadline for processing and reviewing asylum cases? That seems possible … if you just decide to grant everyone asylum and send them on their way.

It’s not that easy, is it?