Incentives fueling illegal immigration
One Columnist at the Chicago Tribune has a pretty good article on the Illegal Immigration problem. Here is an excerpt from that column.
…The illegal immigrant problem is huge, obviously, and there’s no single solution. But there is one word that would get the ball rolling in the right direction and win a lot of voters’ hearts: disincentivize. Stop making it so attractive to slip through, over and under the border.
As long as we offer jobs, medical treatment, driver’s licenses and in-state tuition to those who come here illegally, why would any right-thinking, would-be immigrant take a number and wait his or her turn? Why not just throw in the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders and free tequila while we’re at it?…
Despite the fact that the writer may have just invented a new word, she is right on the mark on the issue.