A Solutional Concept to the Illegal Immigration Issue in America
Proposed Bill - Discussion and Overview
- Obviously, immigration reform is needed for the country’s security, the financial betterment of the country, and a furthering of the country’s ability to manage those allowed to enter.
- Such reform needs to be simple to understand and simple to implement - without "pork" – but, with a recognition of the impact on local communities.
- Immigration reform needs to recognize the magnitude of those now here illegally and the service they perform.
- For those now here illegally who truly desire US citizenship, such reform needs to present a legal, viable path to such.
- For those who merely desire the financial reward for work, the reform needs to recognize this fact and facilitate it – legally. This implies a rational "registration" process that is truly viable.
- Immigration reform must recognize the current impact on the country’s health care system(s) and other social systems and provide resolutions.
- Such reform must provide for increased border security while minimizing the cost and implementation of such.
- And, immigration reform must provide for penalties sufficient to deter non-adherence to the provisions of the reform.
- The major reason for the current illegal immigration is the availability of work at a pay exceeding that in the country(ies) from which the illegals came. Therefore, if there exists a viable, legal way for this to continue then the "illegal" part of this equation will be eliminated. In order for such a viable, legal method to exist there must be an employer implemented process – but, with employer oversight by both local and federal agencies.
- Currently there are estimates of some 12M to 20M illegals residing in our country. The logistics of "removing" them is beyond any reasonable implementation, cost not withstanding. The employer is to be responsible for all registration and tracking of workers in their employ. This registration would include members of the families of the workers. Therefore, the majority of the penalty provisions are aimed at the employer.
- With the penalty provisions of this bill, the use of illegal workers will not be cost effective for employers. Therefore, the flow of illegals into our country would be stemmed. Those seeking employment in our country will still have that ability but under a strict control process.
- The name of this proposed bill (5-90-1-5) is derived from the penalty provisions (see below).
- The specifics of this proposed bill will apply to all persons who are in the United States illegally (illegals) and to those employers who employ the illegals.
- Control Process (conducted by the applicable state): would include "background checks" conducted for security risk serve as one of the databases for all here without proper legal standing. In addition, random inspections of employers/employees would be conducted to assure compliance with the provisions/penalties of this bill.
Any person(s) not passing the background check or random inspections would be immediately deported at the person’s expense. Should the person not have sufficient funds, the person(s) would be deported at the state’s expense with a bill for such service being supplied to the person(s) originating country.
- All illegals would be registered by the state in which they are employed. The employer (potential or current) would be required to ensure proper registration before allowing or continuing employment of illegals.
During the registration process the adminstering agency will inquire of the applicant his/her desire to become a permanent USA citizen. For those who elect this option the agency will facilitate the applicant’s (and their family’s) initiation of the normal "apply for citizenship" process.
- A proportional "fee" (TBD) would be levied on all employers intent on using persons of citizenship other than the USA on a basis specific to each employer. Such "proportional fee" would be based on the number of illegal workers employed and the total "salaries" paid by the specific employer. This fee would be used to fund a state agency whose specific roles would be to match employer needs to alien applicants, process the initiation of background checks, to issue identification and registration cards matching the person (and family) to employer, and the performance by the state of random employer/employee inspections to assure compliance with the provisions/penalties of this bill.
- An amount (TBD) to be based on number in the family) would be deducted from each worker’s pay to be provided to the community in which they are employed (both state and local) to help offset education and medical care costs. Such deductions would be performed by the employer and all such deductions then are passed on to the specific state/local community involved as applicable.
- No governmental benefits or funds, directly or indirectly, would be available to those here now illegally and affected by this concept.
- All employer related expenses would be tax deductible (both state and federal) as with other, current "costs of doing business".
- The first failure to comply with this bill would result in a $5,000 fine levied against the employer for each employee found to be employed illegally.
This initial fine is geared toward the person who employs an illegal as, for example, a housekeeper. The fine is not too burdensome on a "one person" basis. However, in the case of a farmer, for example, who hires 100 such persons the fine is considerable.
- The second failure to comply would result in a mandatory 90 day jail sentence in addition to another $5,000 fine per illegal found employed without proper registration.
- The third failure to comply would result in a mandatory 1 year jail sentence in addition to the $5,000 fine per illegal found employed without proper registration.
- The fourth failure to comply would result in a mandatory 5 year jail sentence in addition to yet another $5,000 fine per illegal found employed without proper registration as well as a permanent revocation of any applicable business licenses the employer might enjoy.
- For any failure to comply with the provisions of this bill any/all illegals would be immediately deported at each illegal person’s expense. Should the person not have sufficient funds, the person(s) would be deported at the state’s expense with a bill for such service being supplied to the person(s) originating country.
- There is no real expectation that any such country would actually pay the bill. However, from an accounting perspective our Country could show the amount of the bill as an entry in "Accounts Receivable".
Further, any illegal found to be associated with, a member of, or offering material support to a violent gang, drug gang, or terrorist network would be immediately designated a terrorist and referred to the DHS for processing per the Patriot Act.
- Any city or State refusing to turn such person or persons over to the DHS (i.e., "Sanctuary City or State") would result in the applicable, responsible persons being charged with accessory after the fact to terrorism and adjudicated per the Patriot Act.
As an aside, there is much talk about "border security" and how the US Government isn't up to the task or refuses to step up to the task. You want the border security issue solved? Contract all border security authority and tasks to the IDF - PROBLEM SOLVED! Or, on a more serious note, My Approach.