[QUOTE=UTR;2175493]If we really wanted to stop illegal immigration we could do it easily. The trick is to eliminate the jobs by $hit hammering any employer caught using undocumented workers. Make it so painful financially, and add in some jail time for those responsible for hiring them, and they won’t take the risk. If the illegal immigrants can’t find employment they won’t be here long. Then make it easier for them to obtain temporary work visas and there wouldn’t be many undocumented people in this country and the ones here would leave fast. In fact we can see the result that the higher unemployment rates have had on this problem by removing job opportunities for illegals. It has greatly reduced the number of illegal immigrants and many have returned home as a result. It is the same for drugs. If we want to stop the import of them then stop the demand.[/QUOTE] That wouldn’t work as well, IMO. There is a misconception that only small mom and pop places hire illegals, while in reality the problem is much more serious than that.
There are larger biotech companies who use third-party contractors who knowingly hire illegals for maintenance jobs. There is no way the government is going to go and try and crack down on large companies like that any time soon.
I actually knew a few illegals who were making $20+ per hour! :o
It’s definitely a very complicated issue that needs to be resolved as soon as possible.