Letter: Better plan on immigration
As Congress considers building a wall across our southern border and manning it with new guards, remember that another country built a wall to keep out aliens many years ago.
It did not work then and neither will this new one. It is a waste of billions of dollars better spent on education, useful infrastructure and research.
The solution to illegal immigration is not to punish the immigrants; rather, punish those who hire them. Make it a federal crime punishable by a $10,000 per day per person fine and six months in jail per person per day for the CEO or owner of the business that hires an illegal.
Use the new hires to enforce this law.
Bet it stops quickly.
And yes, there are an estimated 11 million illegals here now.
How about a background check, then issue a green card. This way, they get to pay taxes and Social Security and can have a path to citizenship.
Rather than a drain on our economy, they become a valuable asset.