Monday, May 15, 2006

Immigration Speech Must Introduce Effective Border Control

Pres. Bush speaks shortly on immigration. No matter what else the speech addressed, the President must introduce effective border control measures. A good start would be a real fence in populated areas.

Further, the U.S. is an economic magnet to people living in Latin America. The difference in living standards between the U.S. and Mexico is the greatest in the world for neighboring countries. With that in mind, a comprehensive and constantly maintained database or some hard-to-forge employment identity card is necessary. Employers need an effective and efficient way to verify the identification produced by new employees. Once that is in place, employers can be held fully accountable for hiring illegal immigrants.

Without effective border control, illegal immigration will continue and will increase. The problem will not go away by itself.

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