The solution to the illegal immigration problem is not as simple as just building more walls. A physical barrier at the border can reduce the numbers, but will never stop all illegal aliens. Being an engineer, I tend to analyze problems logically. I developed a simple three term algebraic equation for the solution:


A corollary to this equation says: NO DEPORTATION NEEDED. They got here on their own. They will return home on their own.

When there is no attraction for foreigners to come to the USA illegally, they will either chose to stay where they are, or they will apply to come here through a legal path, obeying our laws.

The first term requires the cooperation of government and private employers. Our federal government established the E-Verify program in 1996 whereby employers can verify if an applicant is eligible to work. Federal employees and employees working for companies with federal contracts are currently required to pass an E-Verify check. Several states also require employees to pass an E-Verify check.

The majority of illegals coming into our country are seeking jobs. Congress would have to pass legislation requiring every employer in the United States to confirm that an applicant is eligible to work, with penalties on the employers for noncompliance.

The second term will require local, state, and federal legislation to limit benefits to only our citizens and legal immigrants. This will be a gigantic task, but it will have the positive effect of expanded benefits for those who are legal.

Finally, a challenge to the current interpretation of the 14th Amendment must be resolved by the Supreme Court. This amendment should not grant citizenship to anyone who is not a child of a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant. IT IS TIME FOR BIRTH TOURISM TO END!

Floyd Artrip

Albemarle County

Formerly of Frederick County

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Mine the border. Get a bunch of those ISIS nutjobs held at Gitmo to build some IED's and spread them across the Mexico side of the border, then have camera's record the carnage and put the pictures up for display as penalty for illegally attempting to enter the US.


Democrats want this. They will with hold support allowing as many illegal aliens to

enter the country before assisting in border security. Dems offer rewards,

incentives so.....More caravans on the way. The current migration at our border is

costing U.S taxpayers a Kings ransom. Fleeing persecution? or fleeing for

freebies? they sure don't stay in Mexico when they reach "safety" or ask or offered

political asylum in Mexico. Why? because Mexico will give them NOTHING. So they

make the long journey to our border, our generous Democrats, and our tax dollars.

Notice how many have made the long, difficult, dangerous journey to our country

8-9 months pregnant? Give birth on American soil and the U.S. taxpayers will not

only pay for the birth of you're child but will also give you state government


To Democrats/Progressives/Socialists (whats the difference?) programs like

Temporary Protective Status (TPS) or Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals

(DACA) are permanent programs. There is nothing "temporary or deferred" about

these programs to Democrats. These programs are designed to admit refugees

(usually from the third world) then Democrats fight to keep them here permanently

using the charge of racism, religion, guilt against anyone opposed. Simple formula

works great.

Democrats view U.S. citizens as acceptable collateral damage to their future long

range goals of flooding the country with refugees & illegal aliens and having

taxpayers paying the cost. Democrat politicians and their voters have put families at

risk of being victimized by illegal aliens as in the cases Kate Steinly (nothing done)

then, Mollie Tibbetts, (nothing done) Police Cpl. Ronil Singh, (nothing done) now

Bambi Larson; butchered in her home, nothing will be done...who's next? These

victims would be alive today if our border was secured. Most of these killers have

been deported numerous times. Bambi 's killer claimed "amnesty" to get into the

country. Sanctuary city's where you have protection for illegal aliens, gang

members, illegal alien felons fleeing ICE. What a place to raise a family.

Just a few examples of the more outrageous costs associated with illegal

immigration, we will pass this burden on to our children & grand children as has

been passed on to us.

*Cost of educating illegal aliens is staggering. From K-12 it costs taxpayers on

average $122,000 for EACH illegal alien student. This does not include the millions

spent on bilingual ED, instructors, special need children & day care. School class

size are negatively impacted by illegal aliens and our students suffer as a result.

*Taxpayers in some states are funding "in state college tuition" discounts for illegal

aliens. (AZ voted to terminate this taxpayer expense.) Cost to taxpayers over a

billion dollars annually.

*About one in five inmates in federal prison are foreign-born, & more than 90% of

those are in the U.S illegally. This does not include local jails and state prisons. At

roughly $24,000 per year expense per inmate.

*$3Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate, process Illegal aliens in the criminal

justice system.

*Mexico received 33 billion last year in remittance. 120 billion total was sent out of

the country in total remittance last year.

*Every child birth by illegal aliens in the U.S is paid for with tax dollars.In the US, the

average cost to have a baby without complications during delivery, is $10,808,

which can increase to $30,000 when factoring in care provided before and after

pregnancy (July 9, 2018 google.)

* Section 8 housing. Illegal aliens take full advantage of this program. Citizens &

their families in poverty in many cases wait years behind non citizens for

emergency housing.

*$2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on is spent on food assistance programs such

as SNAP, WIC, & taxpayer funded school lunches


The crony capitalism of the Democrats bribes politicians to allow low-cost workers to pour into our country holding down labor costs for these mega companies. This means more spread between the working class and the rich. Further, it holds back the technological advance. When Farmers lost their cheap labor to Henry Ford in the boom days of the automobile, the farmers had to buy tractors to make up for the lost labor. Today we have very modern agriculture with only 2% of the population needed to feed the nation and a lot of the world. We have nothing to fear from the loss of low-cost labor and much to gain.


Sparky, it's the wealthy who want low cost workers. Party has nothing to do with it. Look at Mara Largo. Look at the meat packing plants, construction companies, hotels, etc. All looking to hire the undocumented to keep the wages low and the profits high for stockholders.

Spock Here

You volunteering to pick lettuce Sparky? You do know about the mega farms of, say, Grassley, that capitalistic "democrat."? Oh, then there is Bedminster.....


I agree that there should be stiff penalties for employers who hire those here illegally. Money doesn't matter to many of them, so let's start putting them in prison. For example, Mara Largo, Trump's exclusive club, that has employed undocumented people for over 10 years. As for the benefits, you have to be here legally to receive them. That's always been the law. Birthright citizenship has been the law here and in many other countries for centuries. It would be difficult to rescind.

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