-- Don't just write your representatives; hound them about the issues of illegal immigrants and terrorist importations. To speak against illegal immigration is not racist, but humane and American. Immigration: yes. Illegal immigration: no!
-- We must tighten the loops through which illegals dodge deportation. In some cases, they've been deported multiple times.
-- We need to quit subsidizing the costs for illegal immigrants' residency in America immediately. How long will we allow them to siphon millions upon millions from honest taxpaying Americans by supporting their health care, welfare, education and criminal expenses?
-- Cut off all federal aid to any city, county or state that refuses to investigate whether a criminal is here illegally. Sanctuary stations are merely potential harbors for fugitives.
-- The Internal Revenue Service and law enforcement need to audit and prosecute employers who hire illegal aliens. Illegals often come to this country because they can earn better wages than they can in their own countries. If Americans stop employing them, many simply won't come.
-- To preserve our heritage, distinction and encourage one common language, we must make English the official (though obviously not the exclusive) language of the U.S.
-- And for the remaining illegal immigrants already in this country, I agree again with Newt: Workers who came here illegally but have a good work relationship and community ties (including family), should have first opportunity to get the new temporary worker visas, but instead of paying penalties, they should be required to go home and get the visa at home."
-- At the same time we curb immigration abuses, we need to reward and expedite the processes for those who abide by the law and proper protocol to obtain legal immigrant status. (I recently heard a man on Glenn Beck's show who went through the legal channels to acquire his wife's U.S. citizenship, and it took them seven years!)
If these solutions don't stop the tides of illegal flow in and out of our borders, a friend of mine has a Texas-tough alternative and answer to replace the government's virtual fence failure. In fact, he says, we don't need a security fence at all. All we need to do is post signs and position manned trucks at key points, just like our government does at Area 51, the top secret military airfield in remote central Nevada, around which there are no fences or walls. There is never a breach or unwanted border crossing there -- at least that we hear about! And why? Because the boundary never is questioned. It reads, "Warning: Use of deadly force authorized."