I’m saying you fix this cluster by not trying to control the labor supply.
You fix illegal immigration, by allowing for more legal immigration.
Government does not determine the net immigration rate, that is determined by socio-economic factors that occur on the ground. What the Gov’t determines is just how much of it is legal.
We, the United States, are not a labor Union. I was a member of one once, and I don’t want that crap in our policy.
So imagine my surprise to find out that we let the latter’s lawyers write the rules to the system we have.
No wonder it doesn’t work; it wasn’t meant to.
The biggest users of illegal labor are large, but the largest number of employers who use them are small. People who can’t afford the ridiculous rules they’re subjected to.
They avoid the law not by being wealthy, but by staying under the radar. If they can.