It's all a big game anyway. Like I said for decades there have been federal laws punishing employers who hire illegals. They're just not enforced because as a capitalist society we need as much cheap labor as possible. So there will always be an illegal immigration problem.
Outright amnesty without a single string attached border protection wise would be a huge economic boom for this country. I welcome everyone who comes to America for an opportunity. You don't risk your life crossing barren desert time and again to come suck the teat of established Americans while hating us and hoping we turn back into Mexico. Those who've come illegally are some of the most industrious and productive members of our society.
I say we make them all legal in one fell swoop and start riding the coattails of their success. Who gives a damn how they got here or how many more might be behind them?
I agree that the vast majority of those already here are hard working, family oriented individuals. Exactly the kind of people America wants. They should be given a path to citizenship/legal status. We just have to runa tighter ship and do it right.
Isaiah 1:18 -- Come now, and let us reason together
Any habitual action, such as eating or dressing, may be performed on the appropriate occasion, without any need of thought, and the same seems to be true of a painfully large proportion of our talk. -- Bertrand Russell
No more handouts/incentives for them to come here illegally. If you really think about it, they are all criminals, considering they broke the law when they came here ILLEGALLY.
I am looking for realistic solutions instead of ideological ones.
Illegal immigrantrs come here for financial gain so if the incentive to come/stay here goes away then people will leave. They may not all leave but it's a start at least. Another problem is having a president that doesn't allow authorities to do their job.
(I linked to the first artice that my query produced)
I'm not self righteous enough to look down on any of our southern neighbors who sneak into this country hoping for a better life without poverty, corruption, sickness & death, and no opportunity. I expect the most determined to sneak in out of moral fortitude, not a lack thereof.