On 31 Aug 2014
White House considers proposals to sharply increase legal immigration,
John Bailo said:
The simplest answer has always been there, but neither side wants to do it because this has always been about exploitation, not immigration.
The simplest answer is to increase the number of work visas and make everyone legal. Citizenship would be a possibility, but much later through the normal lengthy process. After a period of amnesty, those who do not sign up for a work visa would be deported with all due prejudice. At the same time, we would have every recourse to track people and make sure they operate under the law. It would be acceptable to have laws like Arizona did where one could freely ask for validation of citizen status because there would be no shame except for crooks, gang members and other ne'er do wells.
Why haven't they done this?
The Democrats are for immigration and citizenship because they want to create new voters who are wholly dependent on their welfare bureaucracies. Democrats don't want work visas because that means they wouldn't be able to vote.
The Republicans want to be against immigration because they don't want more Democrat voters; however, they do want cheap undocumented labor for their farms and factories. Having work visas means following labor laws.
Who wants work visas? I believe the "immigrants" themselves, because they are not immigrants who come to America for the Freedom. They are foreign nationals who want a paycheck and may even hope to return to their country of citizenship, with a healthy bank account full of US dollars.