There's a little town in Okanogan County called Brewster. (pop 2200 or so)
To read this article, one would come to the belief that the economy of this town is almost fully dependent on the illegal alien trade.
In this instance, what's happened here is that Immigration has notified a large farm that they would be subjected to an audit. as a result, they notified the work force of the following:
That because many of the forms and identifications used for employment were suspect, unless those employees could prove they were in this country legally, the company would let them go.
Five hundred and fifty were fired.
As they should have been.
This is, I believe, the missing link in "enforcement" (using the term euphemistically) of our immigration laws.
It's not the only step, of course. All locations doing anything concerning illegal aliens, including schools and hospitals, should be reporting them to ICE, who should then, in turn, deport them.
Further, we should make absolutely sure that they receive no government assistance at any level for anything, and we should eliminate the bizarre laws that make birth in this country an automatic qualification for citizenship.
But most importantly, we must hold those who would employ illegals the most accountable.
If we were to take these steps, then the illegal alien problem would be severely curtailed and it would be curtailed in the fairest way possible.
By that, I mean that those who break the laws of this country by being here illegally are in no way favored over the millions of others who would immigrate to this country by following the rules.
The nonsensical idea that those violating our laws are more qualified to be here then those following those laws is just that: bizarre.