- The IRS already knows who most of the illegal trespassers are and where they live and work. Illegal aliens usually commit identity theft to work illegally in the U.S. When their unwitting employer files payroll reports with the IRS, the IRS computer talks to the Social Security Administration computer, and the SSA computer spits back a "mismatch file.
"When the names don't match the Social Security number, we have a list of probable lawbreakers committing identify theft. However, nothing is being done with this information -- not even to require the employer to investigate. Yes, of course, the list requires further research to find out why there is a mismatch, obviously. But we could shut down illegal immigration right now if we wanted to.
- The 1986 amnesty bill, called Simpson-Mazzoli, already promised, in 1986, the same border control and security that the "Gang of Eight" is promising us now.
- It is already the law, passed in 2006, that 700 miles of physical barriers must be built along the Mexican border. The "Secure Fence Law of 2006" is being totally ignored. So why should we trust that new laws will be implemented when existing laws aren't being implemented?
- A 1996 law already requires creation of an entry-exit visa system. Right now, we process visitors when they arrive. But we don't know if they leave or not. One of the big selling points for the "Gang of Eight" bill now is a system to check visitors out when they leave the country. That way we will know who is still here, after his or her visa has expired. But a law passed in 1996 already requires this, in 8 USC § 1365b.
- The number of border patrol agents doesn't matter, because President Obama won't let them do their job as it is. Border agents have sued the Obama administration to allow them to actually do their job stopping illegal aliens from breaking and entering the country.
- E-Verify is already the law. Employers are required to check an applicant's Social Security number with a government computer system. But implementation has been weak. So the "Gang of Eight" promise that they really mean it this time.
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