Sponsored Content




Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support


Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!



Recent Entries
Absent Friends
Bandersnatch
GnuBreed 2024
Captain Hate 2023
moon_over_vermont 2023
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info:
maildrop62 at proton dot me
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups





















The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition | Main | Occasional Afternoon Rant: Politicians teach us to think like children
January 03, 2023

Immigration Reform [Joe Mannix]

It's a new year and there will be a new "battle" over immigration reform in Washington. 2022 was not a good year and we probably saw at least two million fresh new illegal aliens enter. For Fiscal '22, the number from CBP is 2.76 million and is running at a clip of about a quarter million per month. That's about a new Boise, ID every month. Title 42 is still holding - for now - but it will fall and when it does, the floodgates will really open and the Biden administration will do nothing to control the border.

What follows are some ideas to work to contain the problem and make progress. I have zero expectation of anything positive happening, but there are things that could be done if we had an honest government. So what could be done if we had that honest government? Plenty. Here are nine things that could be done and would probably be effective.


1. Control the border
Finish the border wall. Assign CBP to its actual job of patrolling the border. Temporarily augment their workforce with the National Guard if needed, or even the regular army. Restrict the flow.

2. Turn back illegals
One of the major problems is that even when the CBP manages to catch an illegal alien, they all too often get released. Yes, they claim asylum. Yes, most of those claims are probably fraudulent. "Remain in Mexico" was an excellent policy from the Trump era. It isn't enough, but it helps. Restore it. End catch-and-release and close the loophole for minors. All petitioners remain in Mexico. No more using kids as shields.

3. Tax money transfers
Remittances are the glue that holds the illegal alien complex together. Tax them and do so punitively. Put into place a 75% tax on all money transfers to Latin America for amounts up to $25,000. For transfers over that amount, which are more likely business than personal, tax them at 15%. Starve the capital flow and stop sending US Dollars directly to those who are invading the United States.

4. Make Mexico pull its weight
Most of the illegal aliens are not Mexican nationals anymore, but they have to get in from Mexico. There's only one country with which we share a southern border, and the onus is on them to step up. There are a few ways to do this, but my preferred route would be trade. First, impose a 25% tariff on all imports from Mexico. Withdraw from USMCA if necessary to accomplish it. Increase cargo inspections at border crossings by at least 100%. Slow down the trade and use the opportunity to look for drug or human cargoes. If Mexico doesn't take meaningful action to contain the problem, implement export controls and impose an exit tax of 25% on all medical, agricultural, high-tech and industrial products or precursors exported to Mexico. If they still fail to take action, cut off all trade with Mexico and seal the border completely. Suspend all financial support to all of Latin America. No subsidies, no loans, no interest exemptions, no public works, no in-kind aid. Nothing. And make it very clear to all Latin American countries that it's Mexico's fault that Uncle Sugar's teats have run dry.

5. Mandatory E-Verify
Mandate that all businesses with more than 10 employees use E-Verify. If E-Verify fails, the employee must be terminated within six months, with the six-month delay to be used for appeals if needed. This leaves a lot of illegal alien professions (particularly domestic help and smaller construction outfits, as well as day labor) uncovered, but it's a start.

6. Suspend all Latin American immigration
For at least ten years, end all legal immigration from Latin America. This country needs time to recover.

7. Sanction the sanctuary cities and states
Suspend all Federal support to sanctuary cities and states. No transportation funding, no education funding, no new government contracts, etc. Suspend Medicaid block grants if possible. Decline all requests for assistance from Federal law enforcement. You have a hostage situation? You need that fancy FBI lab? Too bad, so sad. Your books are blowing up because the federal money has run dry? That's very unfortunate for you. Comply with ICE and CBP requirements to report and deport illegal aliens or no more handouts.

8. Cut off all NGO support
NGOs are major part of the illegal migration complex and a lot of their money comes from the United States government. Cut them off. There is no justification for government support of NGOs in the first place (it's sort of in the name, after all), and this is as good an excuse as any to curtail that problem generally. End the quasi-NGOs ("quangos" as our friends across the pond call them).

9. Make Deportation Great Again
As illegal aliens are identified, deport them. If their home country cannot be identified, send them to Mexico and let Mexico deal with it. No more exceptions.

Any of these would help. All of these would probably help a ton. It won't happen because there are too many vested interests opposed to fixing the problems. To those groups, these aren't problems but opportunities. They get their pseudo-slave labor, they get their dependent populations in thrall to their power, they get the ballots, they get rich. The modern slave trade - and the illegal migration crisis in this country is very similar to a slave trade, regardless of what the liars in the State/Media/Party/NGO Complex says - has a lot of benefit to that same Complex. The harm it does to the country and to you is just the cost of doing business.

The problems with the border and illegal migration are not unsolvable. They're hard to solve and solving them will be expensive and disruptive, but they can be solved and solved fairly quickly. We could have the problem contained within a year or two and more or less solved within five years if our rulers cared to do so. They don't care to do so. They're getting richer and more powerful, and the damage and costs are borne by you. And they don't care about you at all. Far from it. When they can be bothered to think about you in the first place, they find that they don't like you in the slightest.

digg this
posted by Open Blogger at 12:15 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Dr. Claw: "The judicial assault on the rule of law continues. ..."

Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden: "Everybody Wang Cheung tonight!!! ..."

G'rump928(c): "FYI. Thousand Barrels per Day U.S. Field Produ ..."

sharon(willow's apprentice): "Jake Lang, a J6 political prisoner who has been he ..."

whig: ""way up firm and high" Posted by: Mark Andrew Edw ..."

Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here: "Did they make Calvinball an Olympic sport? ..."

The Pimp Hand of Reality: "[i]Texas RINO John Cornyn Declares His Candidacy t ..."

ace: "hi Sharon. Indeed, the Democrats are the party ..."

Martini Farmer: "> Texas RINO John Cornyn Declares His Candidacy to ..."

Auspex: " Black wymyns, rule, honkey. Please report to ..."

AZ deplorable moron: ""On His Sole Authority" "but has put her order on ..."

L - We're done for now. We just don't have the guts to turn off the lights on the show: "Utilities are strangling us, too. Natural gas hea ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64