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Old 08-17-2019, 03:39 PM
Shalmanese is offline
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It's not like golly gee shucks, we just can't figure out the solution to all these illegal immigrants and if we just came up with the right idea, all of it would be fixed.

The fundamental thing you need to understand about the American immigration policy, as it has been implemented for decades, is that it's not designed to keep illegal immigrants *out* of the country, it's designed to keep them *in* the country but with no rights so they can be used as a source of cheaper labor. Everything about how immigration is enforced in practice is grounded in a tacit understanding that this is the goal, while there's just enough of an on paper legal framework to provide plausible deniability to those who aren't paying close enough attention.

You need to accept this as a basic starting point to the conversation before you're able to have any kind of realistic conversation about what can be done about illegal immigration.