reply to post by Make Speed Limit 45
Wow, haven't heard that argument in a long time. Almost started to miss it.
It would take a monumental effort to do that, not to mention the fact that you'd hurt the companies that employ them since they'd have lost
production ability until they refilled those roles or found ways to stretch other employees abilities to fit over the holes. Not to mention that lost
production = lost sales= lost tax revenue.
Combatting illegal immigration is something we can only do during times of normal operation, since it takes quite a bit to find/track down, apprehend,
and return to country of origin all of those who aren't there legally. Remember it isn't like when they cross the border they sign a list saying
they are in the country. We don't know where they are, how many, or where they live/are employed. We only have estimates and guesses, to really
find them would mean making it a priority and giving money to fund it.
And with Kansas in this condition (not to mention the nation), you'd probably have a better chance of legalizing marijuana (and taxing the heck out
of it) than deporting illegals.
[edit on 2/17/2009 by Sir Solomon]