Recently, I presented my plan for reducing the flow of illegal immigrants by 80% by the end of 2018. Now it’s time to deal with the illegals who are already here.
There are an estimated 11 million illegals. There may be as many as 20 million.
The low-ball estimate of the cost of tracking down all of them and then deporting them is $23,000 per illegal immigrant. But as more of them are rounded up and deported — the low-hanging fruit — the cost will rise per deportee.
This cost can be cut to about $500 per illegal alien arrested. There will be volume arrests. They will all be low-hanging fruit.
Here is how the program would work.
A SYSTEM OF LOW-PAID INFORMANTS
What does every illegal alien want? U.S. Citizenship.
What is just below citizenship on his list of wants? A green card. He wants to be legal.
I propose a system of informing that pays in green cards that can lead to citizenship.
The government makes this offer. The first illegal alien who identifies another illegal alien, his country of origin, and his current address is granted a five-year green card for himself and his family. He and his family members also go on a preferred list for citizenship until the green card runs out.
If he informs on two illegal aliens, he gets a ten-year green card.
There is a qualification, however. To be eligible for this program, the individual reporting on another illegal alien must not have been identified already as an illegal alien.
We are all familiar with this method of resource allocation: first come, first served.
To be granted a green card, the individual making the report must provide his name, his country of origin, and his current address. If the person is not at this address, he will not receive his green card. This will lock in place every illegal alien who turns in another illegal alien. He takes a chance: the immigration officers can find him. But if he moves, he will not get his green card.
An illegal alien might have qualms about naming another. But if he doesn’t, and he gets named, he goes into the database of illegal aliens to deport. He has no protection from being deported if someone names him. He did not identify someone else first. He who hesitates is lost.
This motivation system is called the prisoner’s dilemma. It creates a real dilemma: “To squeal or not to squeal: that is the question.”
There will be a government-run website for entering this information.
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