“Nearly half of the 10 million to 12 million illegal aliens now in the United States entered the country legally, but never left.
Carrying visas and U.S.-approved border crossing cards, they were inspected by immigration officers at 300 sea, air and land ports of entry and many -- according to a year-old U.S. Customs and Border Protection policy -- were told to 'Have a nice day.’"
I am all for added border security. Still, this deals with only part of the problem. When everything is said and done, we ultimately must help employers in inexpensively determining the validity of the basic ID offered to them by their respective job applicants. Why am I one of the very few who stresses this point? I am utterly baffled. How can we punish employers for hiring illegals when often the fake ID presented to them is of superb quality? Are our politicians worried about getting into debates over privacy issues? If this is indeed the case---we may never solve the illegal immigration crisis.
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