My 3 step proposal to deal with illegal immigration:
1. Secure the borders with manpower and fencing. It is a national security threat to allow people to cross into our country undocumented. This goes for our northern and southern border. Do not allow even one more person to enter this country without going through the proper channels.
2. Give all illegal aliens in this country 3 years to start the registration process to become citizens. If they are holding down a job and are productive members of society then approve their citizenship. If they are criminals, deport them. We need to start collecting taxes from the 15 million people here who work, make money, and take advantage of our country's services like education and health care. The country gets the additional tax revenue and they get all the same rights of a normal US citizen. Continue to reform the immigration process to make it easier to legally enter this country and become a citizen.
3. During the 3 year registration period, form a massive task force and once the 3 years is up, find and deport every single person still in the country illegally. Increase the punishment for the companies that hire them. Do not imprison them, just pick them up and drop them off back in their own country. No tolerance for illegal aliens.
These people have no respect for the laws of our country. And how can we respect ourselves if we do not enforce our own laws. I am a firm believer that the heart of this country is made of immigrants, we are a giant melting pot, and anyone who wants to come to America should be able to. But they should have to go through the legal system of becoming citizens, and saying that the process to become a citizen takes too long is not an excuse for breaking our laws.
People like Nancy Pelosi say that it's Un-American for us to enforce immigration laws...that is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. And for our Speaker of the House not to support our immigration enforcement officials with comments like that is criminal. And I'm tired of people on both sides calling the other side un-American because they have different opinions. There is only one thing that is truly un-American, and that is someone who lives here illegally and is literally a non-US citizen, that's un-American.