There is a fairly easy way that the illegal immigration problem could be handled in a very inexpensive way that could be done without implementing any
new technologies (other than a website/phone center & larger customs force/personnel) and could be done in conjunction with the building/completion of
the wall. We've all seen the estimates of illegals and the numbers range from 12-30 million with some saying it could be pushing 40 million or over
10% of the population (including if the illegals were added to the countries population #!!!!).
We all heard the number of what illegals cost the US every year in government spending and that doesn't even include the suppressed wages (especially
for lower skilled jobs), cost of crime (monetarily and emotionally) to US citizens, and suppression of technology/innovation b/c cheap labor is
available (which is actually a fairly high unseen cost) - among many other hidden costs. US citizens have to rely on a beleaguered social services
system, which in many cases totally fails them, because it is over-burdened due to illegals - this is a huge cost to the citizens. And finally the
extra taxes & retail prices/fees (think hospitals, EMS, health care, etc - b/c it subsidizes illegals who don't pay) paid because it has to compensate
for those not paying.
So if there were a $1,000 reward offered for each illegal turned in, that would be only $30 billion! That number sounds pretty similar to another
number I've heard thrown around for another project that is currently in the news. I suspect $1,000 would be enough to get the vast majority of the
people reported and then the amount could be raised to increase the response or those searching for the illegals. Even if the price of $5,000 was
paid, then the cost would be $150 billion or $300 billion at $10,000 per illegal - and these numbers are using the 30 million illegal population
Now the problem with this model is that it creates an incentive for people to sneak in to be deported by a family member IF there isn't much of a
penalty for being caught - so that must be considered. To compensate for that, the country should institute an account for each country where aid is
withheld, assets frozen/seized, or tariffs put in place to pay for the cost of deporting each illegal. The US will get the $ back for the bounty as
well as the administrative, housing and transportation cost of deporting the illegal and then the illegal can deal with the consequences within their
home country (they can pay them back when they get home). This would completely eliminate any person looking to game the system unless they can make
MUCH more $$ in their home country than they can make in the US, which would give them no reason to sneak into the US to begin with.
When these policies are put in place, there would be a stampede of illegals trying to exit the country b/c they would not want to be stuck with the
bill of the deportation, because it is going to be long and slow (much more costly for the illegal) - you know, bureaucracy - so it is actually
beneficial to make the bounty something like $20-50,000 if you want people to self deport b/c even if it was $1,000 and say $8,000 for
admin/housing/feeding/transport fees so $9k, it would take the illegal a lot of time paying that off to their government in a country with a lower
I say that this is the perfect thing to use the "FEMA" camps, the converted Wal-Marts and any empty large big-box store or empty mall. IDK if this
type of thing has ever been discussed by the politicians but I can't see how it could cost much of anything to implement other than the costs already
mentioned. The cost of the CBP/customs could also be factored in, either a set $500 per person, or whatever. If they make it hard (holding up in a
house/barricading or whatever), then they pay like people pay for EMS/fire services, just the same.
Think of what this could do to bring wages to a point of where they should be, what would the work place look like, how would that change morale in
the work place now that they are being paid wages that are not the minimum. If Dem's want $15/hour, then this is the way to do it and it will also
allow for proper election procedures and results in the future.
edit on 1 10 2019 by DigginFoTroof because: (no reason given)