Consider opportunities at U.S.-Mexico border
The 700-mile fence proposed along the Mexican border could create some new opportunities for the United States (“Congress approves 700-mile border fence,” Sept. 30).
Illegal immigrants entering our country along the Mexican border often pay “coyotes” several thousand dollars to smuggle them in. Why not simply let people walk in legally and charge admission, perhaps $7,000 a head? Just have them fill out a form, take a picture, get fingerprints, give them a green card and send them on their way. If 1 million came through paying $7,000 a head, that would raise $7 billion, which would go a long way to paying for that fence.
Next, I would post signs along the fence that anyone entering the country illegally is agreeing to volunteer for our military. Instead of border control agents, staff the border with military recruiters. It’s a win-win for everyone; military pay and benefits are probably a lot more than immigrants could earn picking tomatoes.
There is nothing for the U.S. to gain by sending people back to Mexico. They should be sent to Iraq to serve our country and provide some relief to our soldiers; those not fit for service should be turned back. When their tour of duty is up, we could provide them with a guest pass to our country as gratitude for their service.
This letter appears in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today – I’m sorry, but is this sick bastard for real? Or is this sarcastic? I honesty cannot tell.