Yet another anonymous commentor insists that I only "moan" about the illegal alien problem but when pressed for a solution I have nothing.
And you are right. There is no solution. No such thing as American ingenuity. All our problems are much too complex to overcome. Everything is hopless. We can't win. We just suck.
The above is very similair to the libertarian argument for ending the "war on drugs" and legalizing everything. So far no mention of ending the "war on murder" which if you apply the same standards we are also losing.
But I'm not a libertarian. And I do not believe that problems don't have viable solutions. So at the risk of repeating myself, here is Daniel's manifesto on how to deal with criminal aliens:
Form a police state complete with Martial law and kick in doors... wait a minute, that's not it.
Ok the real plan:
STOP WELCOMING THEM INTO THIS COUNTRY!
Step one: The federal trasportation department orders all state DMV's to stop issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens. Or all state governments order their DMV's to stop issuing licenses to illegal aliens.
Step two: Require ID and proof of citizenship for all social services.
Step three: True I-9 enforcement. If the name and social security number doesn't match then the applicant gets prosecuted for perjury. If at the end of the year an employees name and SSN don't match then the employer doesn't get to deduct that employees wages from their taxes. (I stole that idea from Lars)
Step four: Enact local ordinances that prohibit day laborers from congregating.
Step five: Require banks (who are federally licensed) to verify citizenship before they can open an account, cash checks, or wire money. (This all falls into the drivers license only being issued to citizens)
Step six: Put a flat tax of 90% on all money wired to Mexico that does not originate from a bank or financial instution that verifies citizenship.
Step seven: Require all community health clinics to verify citizenship before offering services.
Step eight: Allow local law enforcement to inquire about immigration status and arrest criminal aliens.
Step nine: Require proof of citizenship to register a vehicle.
I could go on and on with very simple steps we could take that would make life very difficult for criminal aliens to function here. That is the bottom line, we need to change the culture and attitude towards this problem.
There is no need to deport 20 million people. They will be phased out over time when it becomes impossible for them to get ID when their current ID expires, when their employer won't continue to employ them because they are a huge tax liability, when they can't get the Oregon health plan or food stamps, when they can't cash a check, or when they can't send money out of our ecomony and back to Mexico's.
This would cause them to stop coming here. Imagine, a criminal alien who is currently here would be forced to drive with no license when his current one expires and drive a car that is not registered in his name when he buys a new one. This would allow law enforcement to detain him, learn of his immigration status and get him deported.
With no freebies from the state and no ability to make a living the criminal aliens would simply deport themselves.
Any politician care to enact these solutions?