Could This Help With Illegal Immigration?
As you know, illegal immigration is a big issue in this country. Several posts on this blog have mentioned President Bush's plan to deal with it. Most of us have agreed there is a need for action, but admittedly, few of us have a solution. I think this post from Vox Baby brings up a viable idea. At the heart of this issue is the fact that there are no real incentives for Mexico to help police the borders. The country receives a lot of remittances from those working illegally in the U.S. So, it is in their best interest to favor and condone the illegal immigration activities. How do we solve this? The author sums things up by saying, "If you want Mexico's help on the border, find a way to tax Mexico for violations of the border." The suggestion is to expand Bush's guest worker program. The key is to allow a number of guest workers, but decrease that number of guest workers whenever a worker comes over illegally. The specifics would have to be worked out, but I kind of like the idea. What do you think?