Leave it as it is-some quotas based on countries of origin
do not change the laws but enforce them better
Restrict immigration to those with needed skills
restrict immigration to those able to provide for themselves
Have a complete moratorium on immigration for a period of years
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Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. Thomas Jefferson
We have sufficient laws on the books, but lack the will to enforce them. Until we show the will to enforce those laws, there's no need to do anything else.
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Why should we base our immigration laws on Mexico's? I'm not sure if you've noticed but our economy is a little bit more vibrant and upscale than theirs. Perhaps they could learn a thing or two from our relatively liberal immigration policies.It's rather telling how wrong the progressives/liberals are in their thinking when you consider, iirc, that Mexico has stricter immigration laws.
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Mexico is overrun with Central American illegals that displace workers here which displace American workers. I would suggest that we really have to help Mexico in a very targeted way build their economy to help ebb the flow as we undertake increasing their VISA allotments, creating perhaps new classes of admissions, and make it easier for unskilled workers to come and go legally. The easier it is to get back in, the easier it will be to get them to leave when their work is done/visit is over. It isn't as if there isn't a societal cost to Mexico in the current regime in which broken and used up bodies from slaving in the US litter their economy as well so we do have a mutual interest in a more sensible and respectful practical approach to the problems.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
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I picked restrict immigration to skills we need. After all, immigration is supposed to be to better our country, not to make someone else's life better. I also selected the second option, not for the "don't change them" part but for the "enforce them better" part. We need to enforce our immigration laws across the board and any city or state that refuses to do so should lose all federal funding until they man up and do their jobs.