A (Self-described) Liberal Explains Immigration Enforcement in a Nutshell
July 8, 2013
More on illegal immigration from The New Republic (“Why Liberals Should Oppose the Immigration Bill”, T. A. Frank):
Enforcement of immigration law is not all that hard. Illegal immigration can never be reduced to zero, of course, but it can be brought down to levels that we had in the 1950s and 1960s, and with very little outright force. There are plenty of means: enhanced fencing and patrolling at the southern border, E-Verify for all hiring, strict penalties for employers who hire illegally, a biometric entry/exit system, and punishment (and deportation) for entering the country illegally. . . .
The trouble has always been political will.
That pretty much sums it up. Incidentally, Mr. Frank is not the only liberal who supports enforcement.