There will be a lag between high wages and inflation but not a long one. Just as there was a lag between delinquent mortgage payments and foreclosures there will be lag between the crackdown on illegal immigrant’s employment and inflation.
The truth is the US economy has lived on borrowed time due to low inflation, higher wages for “legal” workers and low interest rates. Soon this will change as the pendulum swings the other way.
To those who think that illegal immigration is great because you can hire a cleaning lady on the cheap and get your lawn mowed for pennies on the dollar then I suggest you live in the same standard of living that those illegal immigrants live. Overcrowded, crime-ridden neighborhoods filled with anger for those who have more but a willingness to continue their vicious circle of existence due to the desire to live.
The federal government, by ignoring its own policies and laws, has created a conundrum that only Solomon can get us out of. The question that begs to be answered is, “Who is the Solomon amongst us?” It certainly isn't those who favor mass legalization, open borders, amnesty, increased immigration and more varieties of visas. It certainly isn't those who oppose Official English. It isn't those who oppose clarification of the 14th amendment. It isn't those who think Mexican trucks on American roads is a good thing. It isn't those who favor the interests of foreign government and foreign nationals over the national interest.