This course has two parts.
First, anyone who hires a person who is not in the U.S. legally should face severe fines and penalties. An applicant for employment should be required to present proof of legal status.
Second, those seeking to enter the U.S. should be required to present evidence that they are legally resident there. If no such evidence is presented, the persons should be given forms to file. In no case should they be permitted to cross the border prior to the processing of those forms.
The U.S. immigration crisis needs “reform” a lot less than enforcement of laws already on the books, and by that I mean the laws before Obama and Holder decided to enact their own in contravention thereof. Not a penny should be spent in ERs taking care of kids who should have been stopped before populating them.
While we’re saving millions, let’s resist the call of those who correctly identify the root problem—detestable conditions in Mexico and Central American countries—and wrongly recommend that the U.S. seek to settle those problems. As strong and as moral as it is, even after the onslaught of Obama, the U.S. simply does not have the resources or the moral responsibility to tackle that big a problem.
(c) 2014 Gordon Osmond