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Old 01-27-2017, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Monty View Post
If Trump (or any other elected official, really) were truly serious about stopping illegal immigration over the US's southern border, then all they'd really have to do is actually start punishing businesses and individuals who are hiring illegals. If no jobs are available, then nobody will come for them. But, of course, we all know the likelihood of that happening.
And really, if you wanted to actually cure the problem rather than punish folks who exploit it, you'd work to get both sides of the border closer to parity WRT the fortunes of the poor. Ya know, make it less appealing to risk your life.

Yeah, fixing Mexico isn't the US's job. If you were serious about stopping illegal immigration from there, making Mexico better might actually be effective. Building a wall's likely to just going to put a financial drain on us, while providing just a minor inconvenience to the average illegal immigrant.