Maybe, if it was less extreme
Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.
Our government can try to pick immigrants based upon factors like education, which fields will be desirable in the future (whatever the hell those are going to be), or current income. It seems like a good idea to just allow in the people that will do the most "good" for society, again an extremely subjective term. The problem is that everyone else still wants to get in. You can impose restrictions on employers, militarize the border, and step up deportations. Millions will still get past it. Half of illegal immigrants came here legally and overstayed their welcome, and the border with Mexico is 2,000 miles long; I can tell you from numerous urban exploration trips, that evading security isn't the most difficult thing in the world. The numbers may be reduced, and that is a reason to step up enforcement, as long as its cost effective. However, millions of people will still make it in, and due to an immigration process that only accepts the "best and brightest," they will have very little economic opportunity. These people cause problems precisely because they are not allowed to rise up. Allow them to make something more of themselves by liberalizing our immigration policy. I'm not saying that there should be no registration process at all, but a door needs to be open for unskilled workers.
"I can explain it to you but, I can't understand it for you"
But yeah, to some extent we do still part ways there. I honestly don't understand how somebody could completely write off other human beings just because of some paperwork problem. These are families. Kids that were born here, grandmothers that have lived here since they were babies, good, hard working, people. To just say you don't care one iota about how they live just seems crazy to me...
Last edited by teamosil; 11-10-11 at 11:37 PM.
Nazi Germany had a pretty impressive immigration policy which I'm sure a lot of "tough on the border" supporters would enjoy.
"Illegal" immigration is a strawman intended to keep the sheep around the world bickering amongst themselves so they don't realize the enormous fence they are willingly erecting around them. The problem with a fence is that it not only keeps people out but it also keeps people in.