We have no guarantee that Mexico and other countries will reform their economies in the next 30 years and illegal immigration will subside. However, if we enforce our immigration laws it will awaken other countries to expedite economic and political reforms and address their population problems. Economic advancement seems to be assisted by population control. U.S. people are becoming resentful that our country is an escape valve for another country's population explosion.
It simply is not true that we cannot stop illegal immigration now. If we make the effort we can have adequate barricades, we can increase the size of our Border Patrol and INS, levy fines and enforce deportations, all of which will send a clear message to unscrupulous employers and illegal aliens that our laws and IRCA can work and are meant to be obeyed.