Everyone has strong opinions about building the wall, which is fine to an extent. But does anyone have any solutions they think will better this country AND create an ability for others to come to the USA legally? Is there a way to have the best of both worlds: safety for the citizens and legal immigrants in this country and openness to outsiders who want to come and be a part of this great country?
Require politicians who oppose the wall to live right on the border-- without walls.
Remove money and financial influence from politics.
Get rid of 'Corporations are People' laws. They're not and they deeply pervert the process.
Institute a five-year ban on holding office and going to work for any organization that lobbied your office.
Pay politicians the median wage of their constituents and require them to use the same types of insurance policies, send their kids to the same schools, drive the same cars and have available the same methods of personal protection. When their constituents thrive and flourish, they will prosper right along with them.
Institute policies that incentivize companies to invest and give back to local communities.
Root out and boot out corrupt, dishonest, gold-bricking, enfeebled and inept politicians.
Discover the secret to making $20-50-100 million dollars on a $140,000 / year salary and teach it in public schools.
Scale back the H1B Visa Program and require U.S. companies to hire United States citizens with few exemptions.
Spend more on NASA and other space-related programs with the goal of getting humans out into space.
Create a 'Tax Lottery' system and hand out a few random "Millionaire Jackpots" in each State with the Proviso that taxes have to be filed and paid in order to win. Sprinkle some of that tax money around to new places and see what can be done with it.
Revamp the broken Intellectual Property and Patent systems so that they reward and protect the actual creators.
Make it easier for people to have access to capital and knowledge resources to start companies and become entrepreneurs.
I have learned in the last few years that if I want a better answer I need to ask better questions. I think you are starting to ask a better question, one that we all should answer. While I am not convinced that the powers that be would ever take reasonable or rational steps toward that direction that does not preclude that we have a civil discussion on the matter in the hope that day we see something positive come of it.
My parents are in their 80's and have such a simple view of immigration that it kind of makes sense to me. When my great grandmother came to America she needed to have a job already, someone that would vouch for her personally, and a place to live already secure. If she had these three things already arranged and accounted for she was welcomed with open arms and even given an America name. She took that name with such pride that from that day forward she never uttered her birth name again, we only found out her birth name by digging through old marriage certificates from her home country.
Perhaps it was a different time, something that can never be recaptured again, however I would like to think that if these type of steps were in place again that it might make things easier again. The down side for many is that enforcement would have to be done and that might seem distasteful, but a necessary evil to ensure abuse of the system was not done. So perhaps finger prints, and DNA are gathered from prospects and if you can stay away from committing a violent felony for a year then your stored data will be removed after you pay your first taxes on income?
This would also mean that all immigrants would be tracked this way and we would know if you have been deported before; teeth would have to be added to this for violators. I am not sure that would be a price the people would be willing to pay however it would seem to be a good step in the right direction and one that would ease up the immediate concerns at the border.
Really depends on if you believe America has the right to stay a single Nation or should follow the push for Global Government ( NWO)
I think all imigration should be halted till we build the country back stronger and better and as many migrants here that are legal or can become legal do so asimulate and then get stable work ect. Then reconsider the imagration politics.
Well, we’re quite far past a point of no return it seems. Our nation has to first come to terms with its addiction to the welfare state, the income tax, and the federal reserve monetary system. The incentives for abuse and corruption a far to great. As de Tocqueville pointed out, we’ve succumbed to politicians getting elected to, and remaining in place, based on their ability to purchase votes using government largess. This has been going on since the onset of the progressive era, over a hundred years of incremental incentives to give up liberty.
You want to stop illegal immigration? A wall isn't necessary or all that effective. Best method would be to crack down on the employers hiring illegals. Expand the ammount of temporary seasonal visas for certain industries that struggle to find american workers and crack down hard on just a few major employers of illegals and the problem will solve itself in a few years
Well I have looked at the plan the Trump proposed and it was pretty comprehensive.
It is not just about a wall never has been. The wall is just the most effective part to start with. It will help reduce the numbers to deal with in the first place.
I hear the other day that another 800 judges are being assigned to get thru all these asylum claims. And even with these extra judges it is still going to be years to handle this problem.
Think about it 100,000. Illegal imigrants in 1 month. Held for 20 days if that and released in the USA..
Thats the size of the city i live in Tracy.Ca.
Well, chinas kinda got the right idea, if you really wanna fix this, the right to privacy is really the legal blockage, the idea of a New World Order, or no borders necessary, is the idealogical blockage, and the fact that they could just operate based on goods bartering is the physical blockage, of removing all illegal immigrants. the wall is just a symbol, one that is and allways was going to be used to keep people in more than out, after it was built. the problem is, immigration is not the only problem, and the cause is much,much larger than just a bunch of brown people in your garden. i mean, imagine if you didnt have a garden, and the earth itself was on life support. when someone starts running away from something like theres a knife wielding maniac, either you turn in and pull your weapon, or you turn out and run for your life. climate change is the knife wielding maniac. wygd