Stout and tall fences and a substantial staff of Border Patrol agents are both very useful. But the focus of our leaders and the press should go beyond the flow of new illegals and instead address the problems caused by the stock of millions of illegal aliens already here.
A new report from the OECD and EU shows that the notion that all immigrants and refugees easily integrate into their host countries and live happily ever after is an illusion. Failed integration is real, and resentment is around the corner; hence the need for immigration policies that prioritize integration measures.
While it's good that people from three countries have been barred from participating in the H-2 unskilled work-visa programs, because so many ended up staying as illegal aliens, there are still quite a few other countries that should also be excluded.