Americans are torn between our culture of law and order, our desire to have secure borders, and our need for the workers whose labor fuels our economy. There is a practical, workable solution that would require neither bigger bureaucracy nor higher taxes, a solution that can unite us on the middle ground. That solution is as old as America itself: Let the free market work.
The basis of this solution is simple. Separate the guest workers and immigrants in the debate, and in the legal system, on two completely different and unrelated paths. And use the powerful incentives of the free market system to guarantee the success of the guest worker program. The results will be:
A much simpler process for controlling the border because most of the problem won’t be there any more,
An easy path for businesses to find the workers they need,
A simple path for workers to get the jobs they need,