Another thing to consider is to get rid of our employments regulations.
Over regulated employers have more incentives to hire illegals whom they don’t have to obey laws like minimum wage.
That’s why Amnesty is such a stupid idea. The moment these illegals become legal they are no longer wanted by most of their employers, and a new wave of illegals will come in and take those jobs.
I think we need some serious enforcement efforts against employers who pay illegal aliens, and I think we need to improve border security. We can agree in those areas. I’m not sure about deregulation, just for its own sake. Surely there are some regulations that can be dialed back. But the laws are in place to protect workers and the environment, and to ensure that taxes are paid.
I’d certainly welcome any discussion of deregulation for businesses, especially small businesses. But that really isn’t directly relevant to this thread.
Regardless of whether employers are overregulated or not, hiring illegal aliens is illegal, and should be punished severely. The employers are generally taking advantage of the cheap labor to make an extra dollar per customer. Take the economic advantage out of the equation, by making it prohibitively expensive to hire illegals, and all those jobs will dry up. Then the illegal aliens will go home.