originally posted by: Elton
I would hire migrant workers to build a really tall wall.
And employ some ground penetrating radar to spot tunnels.
I would deport people who enter the country illegally.
This (and only this) would keep the Canadian border secure!!!
So vote Elton in 2016!
originally posted by: Elton
OK, I will be a little more serious...
I think we want people to cross the border (I don't know why) otherwise we would decide to police the border and return illegals. Talk about job creation, hire and train lots of border patrol (subsidized by federal government, as it's a national issue, not a Texan one).
As long as we don't want to secure the borders (for whatever reason) they will not be secure.
originally posted by: xuenchen
" How would you fix the border problem? "
1. Cancel NAFTA
2. Demand the U.N. set up and enforce a 5 mile "DMZ" on the Mexico side.
Think of the training opportunities.
originally posted by: mwood
Build a large canal along the border from the Gulf to the Pacific hiring any immigrants who wanted the job. After completion of project they can have full citizenship.
Since we no longer have ownership of the Panama Canal it would give a new shipping lane along the southern border of the country and create thousands of jobs.
The canal could be patrolled by Coast guard and Border patrol.
It would bring sea water to 4 of the driest states (NM, TX, AZ. southern CA.) who could build desalinization plants to produce fresh water. ( hundred - thousands of more jobs created)
It would give a legitimate opportunity to people who wanted to be citizens to become one.
Once the border was sealed and SECURED to stop the never ending flow into the country then I would offer citizen ship to all the illegals already here after they registered and under the agreement that for 10 years they would keep a clean police record and gainful employment. They would not be able to receive ANY type of government assistance for the first 5 years
Any felony would be an automatic deportation and you couldn't just walk back again because the border is better secured now. Come back after deportation and it's an automatic 20 years in prison.
I am sure many will find fault with this plan but I feel it's better than any out there. It would give those wanting to live here a way to do it legally. Realistically there is no way to get the ones out that's already here and I would be willing to help them become citizens under certain condition stated above. If you come here to work, fine but we don't need anymore career welfare recipients and criminals. There's enough of those already.
The canal would also help Mexico's industry with the shipping access should they care to use it.
I am not racist and like having them be able to come here for a better life