If the penalties for hiring and housing illegal immigrants were severe enough, millions of illegal immigrants would be fired and evicted, and so many (probably most) of them would leave the country voluntarily. Wouldn’t that be an easier, cheaper and more effective solution than trying to keep them out whilst leaving not removing the incentives for illegal immigration?
I understand Trump would have faced the same opposition as he did for building the wall, so I’m not sure if it would have been easier to implement. But I don’t see why he – or others who are concerned about illegal immigration – didn’t advocate this type of solution.
submitted by /u/Georgist_Muddlehead