We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
There is so much dishonesty and lawbreaking by our government on this issue that we need a serious reform.
American's, by that I mean citizens, have a right to demand controls and reasonable assurances that immigration is managed for OUR benefit and not for the benefit of foreigners and special interests.
A good place to start would be some upper limit on immigration. Let's say that the correct amount of immigration was set at 1 million immigrants a year. This would include any and all of the people who effectively immigrated. Illegals, H1b's visa over stayers, all of them, every category of immigrants. Then if 100,000 illegal immigrants enter the country and our judges and courts don't deport them this leaves only 900,000 openings for immigrants that year. If the business lobby got 110,000 H1B workers this year than that cuts down the number left to 790,000. If 20,000 people enter the country while pregnant and have their anchor baby here that cuts the number by 40,000 more. If 150,000 foreign students overstay their visa and the courts don't deport them then that cuts the number by 150,000. It is quitel likely that with all the shenanigans immigrants pull of to get and stay here that there would be no available slots for legal immigrants. That would be the fault of the courts and our government, so be it.
We need some controls, today it is a free for all.
Very reasonable. That could possibly create a "self-policing" of foreingers wanting to immigrate to the states. If Inez's daughter illegally immigrated Inez's neighbor's son -who had been on the list and awaiting a visa - was delayed often enough, pretty soon, Inez's neighbors are going to have not so great feelings about her. When daughter get word of moms shunning she will feelashamed, and rightly so.
If that scenario repeats itself often enough, pretty soon you would have people feeling the social pressure to be legit.