1. Build a wall from Texas to California. All other things our representatives are doing won’t matter one bit if we can’t keep illegals out. An added benefit with this idea is that it will provide jobs for the wall’s construction and we could use economic leverage to get Mexico to pitch in. The work is project oriented so eventually it will go away but I’m sure many people would love the opportunity; plus they would learn skills that could gain them permanent employment someplace else.
2. Use military volunteers to participate in border patrol; this way they won’t have to leave the service and they’re already in the budget. They would be perfect for so many reasons especially since their learning curve would be so short and the terrain is perfect for their expertise.
3. Until the wall is built use 100 helicopters ($19.7 total), still a great investment in the scheme of things, across the border so when a GPS coordinate is given they can go directly to the location and use communication horns, bright lights, and weapons to turn the illegals away. By the way our military personnel who fly helicopters are elite at what they do; as they already know how to fly low and drop and pick-up soldiers.
4. Until the wall is constructed use 100 drones ($14.3 million total), for thermal imaging. If they get a hit they can provide border patrol with GPS coordinates of those attempting to cross; this is a very inexpensive in the scheme of things. Once again our military personal our experts with using drones.
5. If someone can’t speak English then set him up for deportation. Common sense tells us he hasn’t been here long or if he has, certainly hasn’t assimilated to our country’s way of doing things. This means if a police officer makes a traffic stop and the driver can’t speak English he is taken to jail and anyone else in the vehicle who also can’t speak English would go with him to begin the process of deportation. This is a slow process except for states loaded with illegals (i.e. Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, etc.), as far as getting rid of illegals but at this point we need to do something now to begin turning things around. The beauty of this is that the fear of getting deported for not knowing English should have a lot of positive affects. Maybe we’d no longer have to press “1” for English.
There’s a lot more to this but we need to start somewhere because our reps aren’t getting anywhere now due to partisanship and politics in general for the Hispanic vote. Maybe it’s time to inject the private sector into the process so we can get the low-down on what’s really happening behind closed doors. People have been complaining about the issue of illegal immigration for decades and look how far we’ve come…surely we’re a better nation than this. By the way, my ideas in total (including adding border patrol), would cost around $1 billion annually but as we reduce our illegal count we’d end up saving billions.