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I think before we focus on illegal immigrants we need to make it easier for non-criminals to enter. Think of all the families running for their lives in Mexico from drug cartels only to find there is a hefty fee that they can't afford and several years of waiting. Why punish those just trying to survive? Make it a simple, affordable fee, and a simple process so they can become legal, pay taxes, learn English and be on their way to earning a living in our land of opportunity. As for those already here, have them do the same. If discovered to be illegal, offer them the same process. Why make them go back and be subject to the same violence they were fleeing from? If they refuse the simple process, then I do believe it's time for deportation. Once we have these in place, then is the time to crack down on borders in whatever way we can. What do you think?