I love this cartoon! Mostly because this is what most conservatives talk about when discussing ending illegal immigration. It is called attrition. You don’t need to round every illegal up, you just make it hard on them to gain employment, education, housing and they will go back on their own accord. Nothing is wrong with immigrating to the United States, just do it legally. If you can raise 5,000 dollars to pay a mule, you can come up with the funds to pay the fees to become a legal resident. America doesn’t owe the world a better life. Make a better life where you are and if your government is some corrupt political machine-well guess what it is over here too! The illegals don’t think it is because it is corrupt in their favor, not the American citizen’s.
By not allowing any illegal immigrant, whether they be from Mexico, Canada or Timbuktu, access to employment, education or housing, we simply uphold the laws we already have on our books, we don’t need to hire additional law enforcement but rather have INS and local authorities do their job they should be doing already and we can eliminate the motivation to enter the United States illegally. If they know there is really nothing waiting here unless they go through proper channels they will be more willing to go through proper channels. It definitely is worth a try and it is time we hold businesses and law enforcement responsible for cleaning up the mess they have made.