1. Any plan that can't be enforced is no improvement.
2. Poor and unskilled immigrants are expensive for the rest of society.
3. A large supply of unskilled immigrant labor benefits some groups and hurts others.
4. The is nothing wrong in insisting that immigrants serve American interests, not vice versa.
5. Citizenship is precious, and carries with it serious obligations.
6. Border security is well within our grasp, and is a precondition for the success of other immigration changes.
7. Successful reform will come on step at a time, not all at once in a comprenesive package.
1. Attrition through enforcement;
2. Strict enforcement of immigration laws;
3. Cracking down on fraudulent social security numbers and other false identification;
4. Reducing benefits for illegals;
5. Being vigilant about visa overstays;
1. Taxing remittances;
2. Reforming the anchor baby provision of the Fourteenth Amendment;
3. Reversing Plyer vs. Doe, the Supreme Court decision forcing public schools to educate alien children
It would take a lot of guts to apply any one of these measures. It not likely that our pandering, gutless politicians will follow through.