Attrition and Enforcement

"...consistent, comprehensive enforcement of the immigration law (something we have never attempted) designed to reduce the number of new illegal arrivals and persuade a large share of illegals already here to give up and deport themselves. The goal would be a steady decline in the total illegal population, rather than the constant annual increases. Only then would there be a debate on whether some portion of the remaining illegals should be legalized."

- Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of CIS