Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Let's expand this idea!
I note that New York City is providing free tickets to the homeless to return to their places of origin - provided they promise never to come back. It's not heartless: they make sure that there's a family member or friend to accommodate them, and that they won't be dumped on the streets once they get there.
If this works so well that NYC is willing to invest its dollars in it, how about expanding it to deal with our illegal immigration problem? If illegals volunteer to return to their homelands, and undertake never to return (and we have some way of detecting them if they do - fingerprints, an electronically-readable implanted chip, something like that), why not pay for their tickets? Heck, we could even give them a little spending money! It'll still be a whole lot cheaper than using law enforcement personnel and facilities, and our court system, to accomplish the same result.
This bears further examination, methinks.