- Of course, the border needs to be clearly delineated; and there needs to be some significant fencing and warning signs along the entire border – which, I am almost certain currently exists. There should be no possibility that someone could inadvertently wander across the border and claim ignorance. This is just common sense.
- But here is the real answer that politicians resist for their own stealth reasons. It is time that this country issued National Identity Cards and developed a system for employers to easily check for citizenship or legal residence. Furthermore, those who employ non-legal residents would be subject to sizeable fines. For major corporations and those entities who obviously should know better, the fines should be enough to really get their attention.
- Mexico should be required to pay U.S. costs for the incarceration of ‘illegals’ who commit crimes within the U.S. and / or Mexico must accept and incarcerate the criminals themselves.
- Other ‘illegals’ (non-criminals) found within the U.S. should be compassionately treated, the matter properly adjudicated, and necessary appropriate action taken – some allowed to stay under certain circumstances – some required to return to Mexico.
Republicans want the ‘cheap’ labor.