Letter to the Editor: Phony deportation
The problem of deporting illegal immigrants is a phony issue. Proponents of the Kennedy/McCain Amnesty Bill insist that it is simply impossible to deport twelve million outlaws.
They insist that every thoughtful American must understand this fact and, therefore, must accept that we have no choice but amnesty.
Not so. What the rest of us understand is that, if the border is closed, if a tamperproof ID card is devised, and if businesses are severely penalized for hiring undocumented labor, the illegals will evaporate even as their opportunities fade.
They will go home voluntarily, at no cost to US taxpayers.