BigSteve wrote:Fuck it. Let's shoot them dead in the streets.
That would be illegal. Your easy acceptance of state murder of non-criminals is noted.
I never said a wall would be 100% of the solution. Holding employers accountable is part of the solution.
And as I discussed with @Drlee, employers will not be held accountable so long as the employers can send campaign contributions and lobbyists can wine and dine politicians.
There is also the fact that employers simply cannot afford to pay people a decent wage and still provide lettuce or gypsum installation at a price that US residents are willing to pay. Since politicians know this, they also know it would be the end of their careers if they actually deported all the people who are a significant economic support.
Arresting and deporting those who overstay their visas, as opposed to giving them a date to "show up" would help solve the problem.
To understand why the government is not doing this now, you would have to know what the government gets out of it by not doing it.
Having a sort of "danger zone" at the border, to which entry is strictly prohibited, could help solve the problem.
This has all the same problems as the wall does, which is not being built because of those problems.
For example, the US does not even own large porti9ns of the land upon which the birder rests.
The thought of being the recipient of well-aimed deadly force could help solve the problem.
And we are back to my previous point that the government has no intention of spending more money on something that would be bad for them.
We should have deportation camps with armed guards. If you're found to be here illegally, for whatever reason, you're taken to one of these camps until you can be repatriated to either your country of origin or to another country which will accept you.
That would be illegal. Your easy acceptance of state imprisonment of non-criminals is noted.
No one thing will work, but that's hardly a compelling reason to not do something. We just have to do many things to accomplish our goal...
Why should you do this at all? Why impose all this draconian government overreach for no apparent benefit?