Everyone heard about that bogus $41BILLON dollar figure to get rid of all the illegals in the US that some organization-with-an-adgenda put out. And we all hear about how we could NEVER keep them all out... Well, I've improved on my sure-fire solution!
To get rid of the bulk-
1) We started ENFORCING the laws prohibiting employers from hiring illegals. We should make it a mandatory $5000/illegal fine WITH, a $1000 'bounty' it going to the whistle-blower. This would (in the near future) fill the governmant coffers with fine money and the 'bounty' would give incentive for reports.
2) Stop issuing licenses, voter registrations (oh yes, there's ALOT of those), and any sort of public assistance to illegals. THEY ARE BREAKING THE LAW! THEY ARE DOING MORE DAMAGE THAN AN ONLINE COPYRIGHT VIOLATOR (of course, there seems to be unlimited enforcement resources to stop the file trader).
To get rid of the criminal element-
3) Tie immigration, social security, and all other databases together. If you're worried about abuse, remember, those seperate databases are just as easy to abuse now.
The first two solutions could be implemented with virtually no government money expenditure! The first would actually make money and the second would save money!
And one other thought... How is it that local police can't enforce the federal immigration laws (because they are federal laws) yet have no problem enforcing the Federal drug laws?