The horrible economy does have a silver lining in it, after all. Illegal immigration is way down. Other factors, such as stepped up factory raids, and increase border patrols are helping, but the economy in general is responsible for the major portion of the reduction.
This does give us a window of opportunity. Hit employers who hire illegals harder, and lets have an incentive for more illegals to return home. After all, once the economy begins its upturn, it would be nice to not see them come back, except in a LAWFUL manner. And also, in this economy, let's make sure that we are putting Americans and LEGAL immigrants to work, and not reward those who break the law.
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