You see, many claim we need "more money" for such, one being John Kirby:
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The U.S. border will need "record" investment to ensure that criminal or terrorist elements do not slip in, Fox News Digital learned during an interview with National Security Agency Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby.
You need only do the following:
- Anyone who comes across the border at other than a regular and marked legitimate point of entry is instantly deported back across whatever border they violated. There are no exceptions and it does not matter what the circumstances are that led to them doing so, nor does it matter how far they get into the US before being caught, or how long ago they entered. We have plenty of regularized entry points into the United States; any attempt at subterfuge is simply defined as an offense, you have no right to parole or to seek whatever relief you were attempting if you use it, you're gone same-day, period, every time. I don't give a wet crap if Mexico (or Canada for that matter) doesn't like this; their nation is the one allowing the illegal crossings and they can stop it using whatever process or level of force they deem appropriate. We can and should enforce the return back across said border with military power if necessary -- yes, that means if Mexico lets people approach and cross illegally through our border with them we'll be happy to return said persons using military power to insure they are in fact returned to Mexico. A person who is here illegally now can avoid being subject to this by self-deporting and then presenting themselves at a regular port of entry and going through the proper process.
- A second attempt to enter on an "irregular" basis results in a permanent ban on entry to the United States. Again, no exceptions will be made and yes, that includes if they have citizen or green card relatives in the US already. When someone is deported for the first attempt they are informed of this so they have fair warning as to the consequence of trying it again.
- Any attempt to violate said border by force is declared ex-ante to be an invasion and met with deadly force. No exceptions. If you mass with others to try to break down a wall, fence or other crossing point, or try to use force to get across the border, including cutting fences or otherwise damaging or scaling barriers you get shot. This is clearly noted in enough languages at said border points that nobody can claim they didn't have "fair warning"; they do have fair warning, and just like attempting to rob someone who is holding a gun on you if you're that stupid then take it up with God.
- Anyone presenting themselves at a border crossing claiming "asylum" who has not presented said claim to a US Consulate available to them somewhere between their point of origin and attempted entry must remain where they presented it on the other side until the claim is adjudicated. Again, no exceptions. If you're Mexican and present at the US/Mexico border, fine and well. If you try to come from Venezuela you had multiple other opportunities including in Mexico and didn't use them; your claim is denied because you deliberately attempted to evade screening of the validity of your claim at multiple points. Period. Again, we make this clear via publication worldwide and we have consulates and similar offices all over the world who's job is, in part, to do exactly this.
- Anyone hiring someone in the United States must run them through E-Verify and put the control number from the system on their 941 and tax deposit information form as proof that it was done. There is no "additional" burden for this on a recurring basis, only that you use the system once at the time of hiring because you already must file the 941s and submit the informational returns with every tax deposit so the IRS knows where the tax deposits go for Social Security, Medicare and income tax purposes. There is also no burden on employees as you must already submit to the employer documentation that you're lawfully-entitled to work. If you're an employer and don't do this you are criminally liable for harboring the person if they're illegally here. It's not a fine, it's a felony and you go to prison. Yes, including those who hire "help around the house" such as nannies and similar and I do not care how rich you are. Period. That's the thing about prison -- no matter how rich or poor you might be it sucks pretty-much equally for all, unlike a fine that is laughed at by those with sufficient amounts of money.
This is trivial to do and it stops the illegal border crossings immediately at near-zero cost or expense. Those here illegally who desire to actually be productive citizens will self-deport and then re-enter through regular process because not doing so risks permanent banishment with no parole. If you're remain or enter here illegally you cannot work and if an employer tries to get cute and claim "but they had a (fake) social security card!" they go to prison. If the E-Verify control number is valid but the credentials bogus then if the government is admitting those with forged credentials and allowing them to work we know where the blame is to be placed for that, and its not on the employer. If you have a legitimate cause for entry under humanitarian grounds or simply wish to immigrate to the United States and become a citizen via regular channels then you can present yourself and make your case through regular channels.
If you attempt to use violence to unlawfully enter the United States you will be treated as a violent criminal because you are one as proved by your own actions, and whatever level of force that is necessary to prevent completion of your criminal act will be used.