So it is fortress America to enforce our immmigration laws? Our immigration system isn't out of date for the most part. It is just that there are more poor, unskilled and uneducated ones that we cannot accomodate in jobs and resources. That is why we have annual quotas in the first place. Illegal immmigration negates that sane policy.<quoted text>
No, that alone would not solve the problem.
Fear, intimidation and "fortress America" are not the answer and there is more to reform than simply dealing with those who came here illegally.
Changing from "first come first served" to a more rational point based system of determining who gets to immigrate here legally is part of the reform proposals too.
Do you even know what that means or why it's important?
Our immigration system is out of date, unmanageable, breaking down and in desperate need of an overhaul.
Dealing with undocumented immigrants, legal immigration, regulating guest workers and increasing border security are all just pieces of a broader more sane approach toward immigration.
Our government will never get serious about real border security nor will they monitor these newly amnestied illegals for any fines, learning English, etc. I can just imagine what it would cost to do background checks and all the paperwork it would require to make this all happen. In case you haven't looked we are broke! No, they need to go home and start the legal process in their homelands and if they are rejected because we don't need them they will just have to accept that and work on improving their own countries.
And furthermore we need to implement e-verify across the board, deny benefits to illegals who come here and end birthright citizenship for them. This will deter future illegal immigration.