The best, most long-lasting way to reduce illegal immigration is to reduce the credibility of those leaders who support it. That includes politicians, media sources, and leaders of various lobbying organizations.
If very few people believe what they say, they'll be forced to either tell the truth or they'll simply be marginalized.
We need to get to the point where supporting illegal immigration (or ignoring it or opposing enforcement of our immigration laws) is considered a fringe, untenable position.
Unfortunately, many who oppose illegal immigration go about it in a less than effective and even counter-productive way. For instance, burning a Mexican flag is a pretty stupid thing to do. What if we were able to, for instance, end the career of a reporter who supports illegal immigration? Wouldn't that be far more effective and send a much more powerful message to other reporters?
Here are some of the ways to get from here to there:
Regarding #4, I attempted something like that in October. While related or not, note that Jacoby has changed her tune from supporting a "guest" worker program into supporting "earned legalization". And, here's an example of a direct link; all it took was one guy with a sign to force a politician to change his tune. Two worthy candidates would be Senators Harry Reid and Dick Durbin. Please attend their appearances and try to ask tough questions or at least pass out flyers explaining exactly what their positions mean.
Immigration · Tue, 05/02/2006 - 03:10 · Importance: 1