I have nothing against e-verify other than it is not necessary if you don’t allow illegals in in the first place.
"Nothing against"? You are one soft-on-illegal-immigration hombre. Just like the rest of the Trump drones. Want proof of your softness on illegal immigration? Wait one minute while I type.
Would you suggest e-verify as the best method of capturing escaped prisoners, or does it make more sense to prioritize them not escaping?
This is a stupid analogy. Suprised? I'm not. People don't come here for the weather. They come here for the jobs.
We must first control entry before the other methods accomplish much.
Backward like most Trump followers. If people know they can't work here or access services they will not leave home. Duh.
We already know there are millions of illegals in the US and we even know who most of them are.
Wrong. We could know but we are not really looking. We even have mechanisms in place for them to pay taxes and hence to work more or less legally. Change that and they go home.
There are too many of them to apprehend them all without stopping more from coming in first.
And here is why you are soft on immigration. You somehow have it in your mind that we need the slave laborers so lets not go after them. We could send them packing in months with workplace enforcement. The republicans had the whole government. They could have passed making e-verify mandatory by voice vote and required every employer to e-verify all current employees in six months.
But what of stopping them from coming? Two things you do NOT know and it is abundantly obvious.
Vastly more illegal aliens come to this country on visas and overstay than come across the southern border. In fact, illegal immigration from Mexico has been falling (along with illegal immigration in general) for over a decade. The Trump administration is doing nothing about that. Nothing. What most illegal aliens hear from CPB when they enter the country is a smile and "welcome to the USA. Enjoy your visit."
1.8 million illegal aliens are using fake Social security numbers and the Trump administration is doing nothing about it though it would be easy to find them. We know where they work.
Here is what else you don't know. Over 60% of illegal aliens have been in the US for over a decade. Half have children who cannot be deported as the are , like it or not, citizens. 30% of them own homes. But we could kick them out. I am of the opinion that the constitution is clear that the children of people who enter illegally are not necessarily citizens just because they were born here and could be deported. The supreme court agreed with me about 100 years ago.
Here is a plan I know you and Hindsite will absolutely love and it is cheap and legal.
So suppose we gave Trump is five billion dollars but required he use that on workplace enforcement. Call it "the manpower wall". How many agents would that be? Well it would be well over 20,000 full time and long haul employees. So suppose we do this. Here is what happens.
We hire and train those folks to be ICE agents. We require e-verify on all US employees and give a full year to complete it. After that, having hired and trained these agents, we send these agents into the states. Call it 400 of them per state. They start with the biggest employers in the state and those most likely to employ illegals, like hotels, restaurants and farmers. When they find an illegal they take him/her into custody and move them to camps near the border to await deportation hearings. (If they have kids they inform the state authorities to take them into custody.) (We inform the local animal shelters to take their pets into custody also so they don't starve at these abandoned homes and apartments.) At the camps we have immigration judges standing by to rule on keeping them in custody. If they fight deportation we put ankle monitors on them and release them pending their final hearings. This gives them the opportunity to lawyer up and fight deportation. While wearing the bracelet they are not permitted to work or partake of any government benefits.
While we are doing this we arrest and charge any employer who has not complied with e-verity. Take them to federal jail and make them post bond. We strengthen the law to take the Federal Tax ID (EIN) from anyone who has multiple offenses. This shuts down the business. We require everify for independent contractors working over 5 days.
See how easy this would be? No wall. No ecological disaster. Just a smooth transition into putting 4% of the workforce out of work in six months. What could possibly go wrong with that?
And look how good this would be for the poor in American. They would be highly sought after employees. Wages for them would rise dramatically. Why in Arizona, after we mandated e-verify we saw almost 100,000 workers leave the state to move to where e-verify was not required. We saw the minimum wage almost double at the same time to $11.00 an hour. Employers did not like it much. Landlords were forced to sell some apartments at fire-sale prices but hey. Much fewer illegals. Imagine where they would go if there were no states for roughly 10 million illegal residents to work in. SO lets do this Mr. Trump. Do it right now before the first of the year. Call your majority back into session and do it. Because president Trump, if you did this do you know what would happen? No shit. Mexico would build the wall. Build it on their own land. And pay for it. Just to keep all these American wetbacks from invading their country.
We live in a time when "Stop shooting our Kids" is considered a liberal talking point.
Ronald Reagan was surrounded by Secret Service agents when he was shot. If he had an armed math teacher?
We go high. They lock up children in cages.