I was talking with a fellow a while ago about illegal immigration and sugested that our governments get tough with those who hire illegals. He disagreed. His truck had just been hit on the expressway by an illegal who was driving without a license and without insurance. His suggestion was that we let the Border Patrol shoot to kill all the people they see sneaking across the border; it wouldn't take but about 8 or 10 bodies before the word got around, and nobody would try anymore. Well, that would certainly work into the hands of the lawyers. He also said that most of the illegals have fake identification; employers are only to ask for it to be shown, they don't have to check to make sure the names and photos don't match.
As I see it, one of the reasons people risk their lives is so they can have children here, who automatically become American citizens. Change that law, and the numbers should go down.
Another reason is the lack of ability to earn a decent living in Mexico. Of course, all the "haves" in Mexico don't want the "have-nots" to improve their economic position. (Similar to what's happening here?) Unfortunatley, we can't change the Mexican economy.
It'll be interesting to see what our Congressmen and women do to give relief to the problem. I favor the approach taken by Senator McCain.