the problem with dealing with the illegals already here is - we don't know how many there are.<quoted text>
Where did I ever say I supported open borders?
I support ZERO immigration into the US; legal, illegal, or otherwise. Especially while we have 20+ million unemployed.
Station troops on the borders with shoot to kill orders if necessary.
That said, we have to do something about the millions of illegals who are already here, and deporting them all simply isn't a realistic option.
another thing, if we do approve an amnesty, how would we be able to determine who actually fits the criteria that we decide upon for approval?
I mean... think about it some... these illegals. many of them lied and cheated to get into the usa with falsified documents. whatever. that's why they are illegal.
my gut feeling is - mass numbers who are not even here will appear out of the woodwork at the last minute with falsified documents proclaiming their eligibility for the amnesty.
how will we deal with that?
the bigger danger as I see it is not from the mexicans or those south of the border. but those from china and asia. we're talking in numbers above a billion.
granted, I don't think a billion would suddenly appear.. but between india and mainland alone, I could easily see tens of millions trying their luck.
if you study the link I provided in my previous post, you would see that the above scenario is not out of the park.
what would we do then? it would be a mess of huge dimensions.
because of this, I think it best we don't allow an amnesty. yes, the numbers you mentioned 10 of millions would be hard to deport. but I think a number 2+ times higher would be a far worst scenario to deal with.
logic dictates we save ourselves before trying to help others.
therefore. no amnesty.