We need to deport or imprison ALL illegal aliens, including their anchor babies, seal/secure the border with a wall and armed troops and have an armed response to those who try to re-enter illegally.
You know there’s this thing called the Thirteenth Amendment which, contrary to popular belief, did NOT completely abolish slavery/involuntary-servitude:
“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
So, I’d bet that making the penalty of being in the US illegally being the greater of one-year slavery/servitude or the same amount of time as the offender has been illegally in the US.
Imagine the amount of “self deportation” such a policy, with aggressive prosecution, would generate.
But, I’d actually rather see the military/militia allowed to use deadly force on illegal border-crossers. Once it becomes PERSONALLY costly to the violators of our border the flow will DRAMATICALLY drop.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!