As long as the disparity in economic opportunity is so great, illegal immigration to the USA is inevitable. There just is too many miles of borders to guard.
Thus, the sensible thing to do is provide a mechanism like temporary worker visas.
The people who want to work would be provided a means to be here legally and the employers who want to hire them won't have to break the law to have them on the payrolls.
That is the idea in this article which, in my opinion, is offering a pretty common sense approach to the issue.
Excerpts:In the early 1950s, Congress and President Eisenhower faced a similar challenge. The U.S. Border Patrol was making 1 million apprehensions a year. Congress and the president responded with more vigorous enforcement, but also a large increase in visas for temporary workers.
The result: Apprehensions at the border fell by 95%. Given the choice, low-skilled immigrants from Mexico chose by the millions to enter legally rather …