Digger, I have posted this theory once before on your blog, and thought so well of that one that I sent it to Bush, and both my Senators. Sen. Allard answered me . . . And he, like most politicians with a Hispanic population in his state, beat around the bush, choosing to debate the merits of "Border Enforcement and Homeland Security", and breaking no new ground.
Y'know, in the last 30 years or so, the illegal immigrant problem has continously been a subject for debate . . And we have debated it to death. Also, our government has tried many things to control the open borders of the southwest, with little or no effect.
We have failed to understand that the countries to the south of us WANT these people to come here . . Look at the U.S. Dollars that get sent home every year by both legal and illegals from Mexico alone. It is estimated to be well over 10 BILLION dollars per year!
Fox would be out of his mind to turn away that kind of economic aid! Plus, they get rid of their desperately poor . . it isn't the Mexican Middle Class that is sneaking over into Arizona at night! So none of the countries South of the border are going to help with the problem!
On the other hand, we, the Americans, do nothing to discourage them from coming! We do have a few INS people trying to catch and deport, but that isn't even a finger in the dike! Our Corporations and Construction Companies hire them by the droves, using Sub-Contractors as the responsible agencies so that if someone is caught it's the "Sub", not the Corporation (Re:Tyson & Wal Mart) that is deemed responsible. So what, you say?
I say, let's make it a CRIME to employ an Illegal Immigrant! Yeah, I know, it's already against the law . . But Hell, it's a misdemeanor, I think the max fine is $1000, and the prosecution is so lax as to not exist! Why not make it Absolutely, Totally uneconomical to be caught employing an undocumented worker . . Like a $150k fine and 5 years minimum encarceration for each one found to be employed on your job? Betcha that'd make the Human Resources people look a little harder at who cleans the pisser!
IF there were no reason for these people to come, they wouldn't, would they?
Then establish new rules and tracking systems for the legal immigrant workers, guarantee U.S. Citizenship for all who enlist in our Armed Forces (they're making a huge payment towards YOUR Freedom), and guide our future citizens into assimulation. That way, you'll see a lot less Mexican Flags displayed, a whole bunch of people who don't give a shit about Cinco de Mayo or the Mexican culture in general, because they'll be AMERICANS!