Thursday, March 28, 2019
A modest proposal to deal with the illegal alien invasion
It seems the USA is on track to be invaded by one and a half million illegal aliens in 2019. What's more, it's reported that 92% of illegal aliens fail to appear at their deportation hearings when the time comes. How does one deal with such massive, wilful lawlessness?
I think there may be a way. I agree that we need far stronger border control measures, including a wall and other security features; but I think we could make much better use of funds to deal with the illegal aliens already here. Why not make it irresistibly profitable for others to turn them in?
It would work something like this. Any US resident (legal or otherwise) who reports the presence of a genuinely illegal alien (i.e. one who's arrived illegally, or skipped hearings, or ignored deportation orders) to the relevant authorities, following which that illegal alien is deported, will receive $500 in cash, tax-free, no questions asked, as soon as the deportation is complete. Any US resident reporting the presence of ten illegal aliens who are subsequently deported would receive a bonus of $5,000, over and above the $500 apiece he/she has already earned by reporting them individually. If he/she reports fifty illegal aliens, they'll receive an additional bonus of $50,000, over and above all previous payments. All bonuses would also be tax-free. Minimal paperwork, no complications, no problem.
(In order to deter misuse of the system, provisions could be built in that if an alleged illegal alien is reported who turns out to be not illegal for whatever reason, the reporting agent could be held legally accountable for that. I'm sure some way could be figured out to prevent fraud.)
I think that offer would attract an awful lot of attention. Furthermore, on a cost-per-alien basis, I think it might be far cheaper than paying agents to investigate, track down and locate illegals. We might even save money on our internal security budget. What's not to like? It's short, sweet and simple. We could even make those who employ illegal aliens pay most of the costs involved. Any company or employer who hires an illegal alien who's arrested under this system would be fined enough to pay all related expenses, from the reward money, through incarceration and processing, to the deportation flight back home. That should be a very active deterrent to hiring illegal alien labor.
What say you, readers? Please feel free to offer refinements and suggestions of your own.