It finally occurred to me how we can handle the problem of illegal immigrants (criminals) in this country. This should satisfy those who tearfully claim that the allegiance of their “innocent children” is to America by letting them prove it.
When they reach the age of 18, draft every single “innocent child” whose criminal parents brought them here or popped them out here in order to take advantage of the American taxpayer and now wish to jump the line ahead of those following the legal process to become a naturalized citizen. Their military enlistment would be no less than 4 years of active duty followed immediately by 4 more years of service in the National Guard. No exceptions.
Take this newly-formed group of soldiers and send them to Mexico to the Mexican government clean out the drug cartels and assist them with restoring order to the country. (As the most powerful nation on Earth, don’t we owe it to our southern neighbors to help them?) These soldiers may also be used to secure the border and their experience would give them opportunity to later work for the DEA to help clean out the drug dealers here in the United States.
Upon completion of their enlistment, they may be given one moving van with which to pack up their criminal parents and relatives here and move them back to their native home. Upon completion of this removal, they may then go through finalization steps for citizenship; however, they will never be allowed to sponsor anyone for entry into the United States.
Those who do not complete their 8 years of military service or complete the removal of their criminal family members within 30 days of completing their military service would be promptly deported.
This would serve to make Mexico the land the peace-loving and honest Mexican citizens want and would reduce the costs to the United States of going through several million deportation hearings and removals, as well as save billions in the hidden costs of fighting the increased crime and the medical care and welfare payments we are now providing to criminals. It would also remove the incentives for others with criminal intent to enter the country illegally and well as slow the flow of illegal drugs and more criminals into the United States.