Imagine there’s no countries
This is a pretty excellent chart from Reason illustrating just how terrible the immigration process really is for people attempting to come here and work legally. It’s pretty obvious that until we change this, the incentive to work illegally will simply be too great. Meanwhile programs to try and deter illegal immigration and work are expensive, risk limiting the civil liberties not just of immigrants but of U.S. citizens as well, and ultimately don’t work all that well. Can we have purely open borders? Probably not. But we can streamline the immigration process and make citizenship attainable in a far shorter time-span, and make temporary worker visas far more abundant.