A few modest suggestions

Immigration:

Legal immigration will be limited annually to no more than 0.1% (one-tenth of one percent) of the U.S. population as determined by the latest decennial census.  Prospective immigrants must demonstrate basic proficiency in English and skills/knowledge that make it likely they can be self-supporting within the United States.

After a thorough background check and a one-year wait, temporary work visas may be issued once to a foreign individual, not to exceed a five-year period.  Programs like the H1B visa, that allow corporations to bring foreigners to the U.S. to perform “critical skills in short supply,” will require requesting companies pay a fee to the government equal to five times the worker’s annual salary.  Workers under such H1B programs may not be paid less than U.S citizens performing comparable work for the same company.  In no case will any American worker be forced to train a foreign replacement, then laid off work.  Proof of such practice in Federal Court will result in the company being seized by the Federal government, and its assets sold to the highest bidder.  Proceeds from such an event will be used to pay down the national debt.  In the case of a publicly traded company, shareholders may seek to hold the offending company official(s) personally liable in civil court for the loss of any stock or bond values as a result of the Federal seizure.  Such court action will proceed along the lines of current bankruptcy procedures.

Illegal immigration will be taken seriously as a violation of the nation’s sovereignty and treated as an invasion.  Anyone found living in the United States illegally will serve 90 days hard labor maintaining the border infrastructure, then be deported to their country of origin.  Customs and Immigration will keep a full biometric record of apprehended illegal immigrants.  Second-time offenders will spend six months in solitary confinement, then be deported to their home country after having a distinctive tattoo placed on their right hand.  Third-time offenders will be subject to the death penalty as foreign invaders.  Any illegal immigrant who causes the death of an American citizen, regardless of the number of immigration offenses, will be subject to the death penalty.  Any nation that refuses to receive deported illegal immigrants from their country will lose all trade privileges with the United States until and unless they change their policy.

Every company has the responsibility to verify citizenship or work visa status when hiring employees. Any company employing illegal immigrants will, upon proof of the practice in the appropriate Federal Court, permanently forfeit its business license.  The Federal Government will take the company’s assets into receivership and sell them to the highest bidders.  Any revenue derived from these proceedings will be used to pay down the national debt. In the case of a publicly traded company, shareholders may seek to hold the offending company officials personally liable in civil court for the loss of any stock or bond values as a result of the Federal seizure.  Such court action will proceed along the lines of current bankruptcy procedures.

Any individual who knowingly aids and abets an illegal immigrant will, upon conviction, permanently forfeit their right to vote and will pay a fine of $100,000, payable through wage garnishment as necessary.

No State or city may provide taxpayer-funded assistance programs to illegal aliens, or issue them documentation such as a drivers license.  Failure to comply will result in the loss of all federal funding for a period of not less than six months for each documented offense.  Illegal immigrants in need of emergency medical care may receive it at the State’s expense, but the individual will be subject to deportation as soon as competent medical authority confirms they may be transferred safely to their country of origin.

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