Solution Bar Pondering encouraged-Nuts in the bowl
What are actual 'acceptable' Immigration Solutions?
This immigration event/fiasco was due to happen, has happened before, and, without action, will happen again. The 2014 surge also had: insufficient facilities; overloaded courts; children housed longer than legal maximum; and, children permanently separated from their families.
In response, Courts acted to remedy and define protocol.
Also, Obama (successfully)requested the UN place relocation teams in target countries to reduce American border arrivals. And, incorporating existing UN humanitarian guidelines for Asylum for those fearing persecution or death is a plus.
<<What Optimal Solutions are there?>>
-Let's start with a couple of assumptions. First, minors stay with parents if present.
Second,"Catch and release" (release of candidates for 2+ years awaiting a court date) has to be altered or end. The first is more from the Left, and the second from the Right.
Regarding the second issue, the Right believes: Asylum status is abused for easy entry; the"catch and release" is soft and a less inviting process would deter misappropriation of Asylum status; that we lose track of them(we do); and, they don't appear for court(most do-and with ankle bracelets, 97% do).
On the table-in broad strokes so far as a starter...
1.) Employers of undocumented workers face penalties.
2.) A Work Visa program for recurring labor needs. (Can freely cross border. DNA records and destinations)
3.) Dreamers accommodated.
4.) America needs immigrants. What preferences? Existing relative? Youth? Able to support themselves? Needed skills?
5.) An expedited system for first stage Asylum qualification.
6.)Approved Asylum seekers stay together (with a monitoring device of some kind?)
7.) Protected resident status for those who serve in Military.
8.)Accommodations for Medical needs.
Dunno. Add more.
This may go nowhere, but the cacophony of loud passionate voices and political theater repel real solutions. I've found my understanding is severely lacking and there are many conflicting strongly held views.
Can TFB 'hive mind' maybe define the landscape of: past and present issues; political dead ends, necessities and potential compromises; business needs, US economy needs, US security concerns; immigrant needs; etc?
Perhaps even a new topic?, (Any creator other than Danraft would encourage more participation.)