No longer can we let our nationalism cause us to dehumanize immigrants.
Let those seeking entry invest in America, paying perhaps $3000 for a temporary visa and entry. Let them be fingerprinted. Issue them an ITIN. Let them sign a statement that they are not eligible for any federal welfare benefits. Then let them come in on a temporary visa that they renew by filing their tax return, including that 10%. We leave them alone to continue investing in America, while working for their future. If they do so for 10 years, they can earn a path to citizenship.
Let’s allow the undocumented to invest in America to pay to stay. Let them come out of the shadows to live and work freely, earning the wages they deserve. In exchange, I ask that they voluntarily pay 10% of their income to pay for our national debt. Their 1040 becomes their Green Card. When questioned by authorities, they show it, and say “I paid, I stay.” Simple as that.
FREEDOM IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE BEST POLICY FOR AMERICANS AND THE MOST PROFITABLE POLICY FOR OUR ECONOMY.