(1) Reduce the number of illegal aliens coming in the nation by enforcing expiration of visas. There are approximately 11 million illegal aliens in the nation of which about 40% (about 5 million) entered the nation legally on either student visas or work visas (Green Cards) but who stayed after their visas expired. The simplest way to solve their illegal status is to ask them to return to the country that issued their visa, or if they still qualify, have them apply for a new Green Card or student visa. This simple solution may eliminate the problem of illegals who came into the country legally but are staying in the country and taking jobs that would otherwise be taken by citizens.
(2) Reduce the number of illegal aliens who entered the County illegally by crossing the border in a illegal manner. The remaining 6 million illegals are more difficult to deal with because many are taking jobs that many legal citizens have no interest in filling. The largest number of these illegals are working in the agriculture industry. We need to reinstate a work visa system that would qualify them to perform seasonal work when necessary. These temporary work permits would require individuals to return to their native country once the season is over. Children of illegal aliens who are born in our country now have legal status and therefore are more difficult to deal with. If we deport the illegal parents, there is concern about splitting up the family or forcing the legal children to return to their parents’ country of origin. My solution is to allow the parents to stay in the country on temporary visas until the youngest of the children reaches 18 years old. At this point they would be considered an adult and must register for the draft. Many legal citizens, myself included, have had to survive on their own after reaching the age of 18.
(3) Improve the protection of our nation's borders using electronic technology to stop more illegal aliens from entering our country. This is a lot easier said than done. Of course a high wall would do the job but it would be very costly and take an extensive amount of time. I believe the use of drones and electronic detention devices would be a lot less costly than building a wall. Alternatively, building fences like the ones used in the Middle East would be just as effective and a lot faster and cheaper to construct than a massive wall.
(4) Employ different means such as E-Verify to get illegals presently in the country to leave without a mass deportation. The current E-Verify System has been discredited and is not in use due to many errors in identifying people. Since credit card companies are able to ascertain the credit worthiness of applicants, we should be able to verify citizenship as well. Every person applying for a job would be cross-checked in the E-Verify System and unless documented would not be allowed to work here. If we enforce E-Verify, illegals would be unable to find employment and almost always have to return to their country of origin, making deportation unnecessary.