Immigration should be more selective, with strict law enforcement, and 100 hours of community service.
Uneducated illegal immigrants glut the job market at the lower end, while highly skilled jobs are difficult to fill and create bottlenecks in the modern high-tech economy. International Corporation executives and CEO’s, physicians, scientists, Ph.D.’s, Master’s degree holders, Bachelor’s degree holders, and people with special knowledge concerning nuclear power generation, computer technology, and other specialty fields are in short supply, and should have special immigration quotas, to encourage such highly qualified people to qualify for immigration.
We have an estimated 14 million illegal and undocumented immigrants living inside the United States. Although I oppose amnesty and a “path to citizenship” for the illegal immigrants, I would require at least one hundred hours of community service to the local community in which the illegal immigrant resides as a part of any such “path to citizenship”. We legal residents of the United States have been generous with our time and money to others in our local communities, and we should require the same from those illegal immigrants who seek to join us.
Nations whose leaders are hostile to the United States should find that America’s gates are open to their skilled workers such as physicists, chemists, and scientists whose presence in those nations is necessary to present a threat against the United States. The “brain drain” can be used against America’s opponents.