Fences are expensive as are other measures to keep people out. The fix here maybe to enforce the laws already in place to prosecute the people hiring the illegals.
The laws currently in place do not apply to illegals.
Prosecuting Americans for hiring illegals is silly, because illegals often use Socials Security cards of legal citizens.... and / or fake Identification, all such action will do is close down businesses.
I propose solving the problems instead of throwing people in jail for no reason.
Feeding people for free in jail costs more money than a fence.
Building jails to house these people costs more money than a fence.
Running these jails (electricity, food, water, heat) costs more than a fence.
On the other hand , 50 people in helicopters with nigh vision/heat cameras flying 24/7 in patrol costs? probably less, hell you could do it with drones.
Solve the real causes of the business cycle (fraudulent banking system) , and there will be enough jobs for you, your illegal friend and everyone you know (assuming the energy like oil, gasoline, natural gas) are there to fuel industry.
Fix the banking system = following outcomes
Tax Code becomes pointless as there wont be huge deficit spending, Taxes would go down for everyone (employees and employers alike) which means when employees work long enough they may actually be able to save money and start a business of their own one day and hire more people.
What do you have against illegals working and making a living?
The only reason to hate someone for their success is if they have stolen it in some way from you! so... if there was enough prosperity for both individuals why alienate the other?
The problem is scarcity of jobs and the high cost of doing business in America due to over-taxation and over-regulation that crushes small businesses.
Illegal aliens are people.
You are people.
What makes you more valuable than the illegal alien?
What makes you more "entitled" to work for a living than him/her?
If he can do your job for less money, then you simply need to compete better for the same position or become "illegal" yourself.
To hate someone because they are not as "privileged" as you and because they have to work harder for less is... silly.
Hating someone for making a good business decision to increase their own well being is just being jealous.
I can't find steady work right now, but I don't blame illegals, I blame the system for the scarcity it created, that being said, I do what I have to in order to survive, legal or not because all animals in nature do what they must in response to stimuli and need for resources, to hate someone for being themselves and doing what they must makes no sense to me.
Being a U.S. Citizen has been of no benefit to me my entire life.... its really quite pointless in my opinion for any individual to affiliate themselves with any corporate state government.
That being said, the Chinese built a great wall to keep the Mongolians out.... without bulldozers, heavy machinery or any real readily available material.
It created a lot of "jobs".
It surved a purpose of sorts.
And now it has become a tourist attraction (boosting tourist industry).
Perhaps its time for the "great wall of America" to make its debut.
If you build it , they will come..
Then they will turn around because their ladder isn't tall enough and their shovels can't penetrate bed rock.