Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Proposal to Fix Immigration, and possibly Unemployment and the Student Debt crisis, too...

I have an idea on how to solve immigration, and I'd like y'all's feedback:

1) Put protections in place for employers who hire illegal immigrants into this program, and for the illegal immigrants volunteering for this system as well.

2) Allow any foreigner who passes muster (normal background checks, not on terrorist watchlist, etc.) to enter this program.

3) Give anyone who completes this path full citizenship upon completion, assuming certain minimums of behavior in the interim (i.e. annual background checks, drug testing, etc., including a final comprehensive review at the end)

4) To prevent abuse by both the employers and the employees, set certain reasonable minimums on the contracts involved in this program.  These limits would initially be set by Congress, but the State Legislatures could amend these on an ongoing bases at will.

5) Tax Credits may or may not be offered by the States or the Congress for participation in the program.

6) The system is proposed as follows:

a) Allow and encourage employers to offer indentures.

b) Require indentures to be registered.

c) Repeal or adjust any laws preventing or harming enforcement of indenture contracts, including any "no debtor's prison" laws, to allow for full enforcement.  This might require a Constitutional Amendment, so as to override any State and Local Laws, and to create a Constitutional basis for Federal enforcement.

As far as fixing unemployment and the student debt crises as well, 4), 5), and 6) c), if done properly, could also open the door to domestic use of this instrument.

What do y'all think?

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