Discouraging Illegal Immigration is Not Enough

According to an editorial in the Arizona Daily Star (Tucson), November 17, 2006:  “Those who believe that if you prosecute the businesses that hire illegal immigrants you will essentially be putting a giant cork in the Arizona-Mexico border are in for an enormous surprise. As long as poverty and economic desperation persist in Mexico, that cork will pop like the stopper in a champagne bottle. Over and over. Discouraging illegal immigration is a good idea, but not without coming up with an alternative solution for people who find themselves stuck in economically hopeless living conditions.” Editorial, Arizona Daily Star (Tucson) – Nov. 17, 2006.