What do you think of my solution to illegal immigration?
Make all illegals leave the United States, and apply for a visa. The visa application will take no more than 3 months and cost less than 500 dollars. There will be a database with employers posting jobs and those immigrants matched to jobs. Those who get it, get in. Those who dont, get their 500 dollars back. Preference is given to trading partners. Employers will have to pay the upkeep of the database. Pretty sure that will cut down 90% of all illegal immigration. The 500 dollar fee is to cover administrative expenses. Like a lawyer that only charges when he wins your case. Besides, if they are able to pay coyotes 500 smackers, I am pretty sure they will pay 500 to get in safely. But I do agree, it will never be implemented because no matter how much everyone whines, businesses profit too much from illegals. By being illegal they get exploited. Ok. This process is voluntary. During the 1986 amnesty, you had to file, pay all sorts of fees and wait a long time to get your visa. Everyone that's here illegaly works, they must or how else will they survive. And by garanteeing a short turn around, they will definitely take a chance. Well, even make it at the local embassies. If you have a job, can get a job, then it's a small risk for a big benefit.
Asked By: Julio Cesar C - 10/25/2006
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Your idea is great as stated, but once the govt gets involved then they start creating some criteria that would disqualify 80% of the applicants so we would be back to square one. They will say, but you need a high school diploma, or you could not have been illegally in the USA for more than a year, or you could have... More
Answered By: TrueSoul - 10/25/2006
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What a refreshing idea!! It might work so it will never be tried(LOL).
Answered By: TECHX69 - 10/25/2006
yeah, why not, but that means, once they leave, they dont come back, cause they simply wont get visas. but its okay with me. yup
Answered By: Martin W. S: - 10/25/2006
It's never that easy. That still wouldn't stop illegal immigration.
Answered By: n.u.r.design - 10/25/2006
Answered By: blueberry_coconut_1 - 10/25/2006
The measure is more of a prohibition and more than just an income generating system. Immigration must justly be solved without the exorbitant fees.
Answered By: JTMF-PINOY - 10/25/2006
Nice economic and social idea!
Answered By: meringue - 10/25/2006
A good immigration reform for the benefit of ALL
Answered By: Luis Al - 10/25/2006
As long as we have machine gun towers on the border to keep them from sneaking again. Lets do it.
Answered By: Richard W - 10/25/2006
Unfortunately you would not do anything without the immigrants. The day that they they all decide to leave, you ended the country.
Answered By: Hades 黒死病 - 10/25/2006
Who is going to track down all the illegals and how will they be paid for their work... More
Answered By: hushnowjustplayit - 10/25/2006
nice idea now go and catch them there is a web page with some number http://www.cis.org/articles/2005/back1405.html I believe the Government need to hire some million of new officers before catch this guys.. that it mean more dollar taxes good lucky
Answered By: Charlie Brown - 10/25/2006
they should have two to three years of formal english pay taxes and earn a living like the rest of america does or they can go fight in the war or be arrested after all what they are doing is ILLEGAL!!!!!
Answered By: nascar_hottie07 - 10/25/2006
Its a good basic plan,but unless its mandatory how will it help stop the illegal alien? Any thing voluntary will not work,if they don't have the money they will continue to cross illegally..I really wish it could be that simple.Your idea is good but there must be a way to find the illegals already here and to make them... More
Answered By: katsulover - 10/25/2006
Well, and how would you find all the illegals to make them leave? I'm afraid that it is not so simple. Anyway good attempt!
Answered By: amaia r - 10/25/2006
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