Planning For Deportation
Plans should be laid for the deportation of illegal immigrants as soon as their presence is discovered by authorities. Illegal immigrants discovered within one week (seven days) of immigrating should be deported immediately (within 72 hours). However, the deportation process should be reasonable to all involved. Immigrants having been in the country illegally for more than one week should be given the time to disengage, in an orderly manner, from any engagements and obligations they have prior to deportation as well as to plan for their return to their original area of origin. The maximum amount of time allowed between discovery and deportation should be three full months.
In order to pay their fines, the U.S. government should have agreements with the migrants’ home country giving it the right to seize assets there for purposes of settling fines due to legal offenses. If, for whatever reason, such assets are not enough, do not exist or cannot be found, then the illegal immigrant could be detained further in order to perform labor within this country to earn money to pay off the fines. A repayment schedule would need to be worked out with the government. Friends and families of these immigrants could be encouraged to donate towards paying off this debt.
Supervision During Interim
Upon their discovery and initial processing, every illegal immigrant must be notified of their deportation deadline. Then, unless there is reason to do otherwise, and upon their promises to abide by the deportation deadline, they should be freely released back into society. If there is any reason to suspect that a particular individual will either not abide by the set deadline or pose a risk to people or property, then any range of supervision options could be imposed. These could range from simple requirements to call an immigration office via telephone every day to report their status, to 24-hour incarceration. This level of ‘trust’ to determine the degree of supervision required could be determined by the courts.
Illegal immigrants should be repatriated back to their original area (town or province) of origin and they should pay all costs involved. Unless there is a compelling reason to do so and only if permission has been granted by the receiving jurisdiction, illegal immigrants should not have the option of being deported to any location other than their original place of origin, especially to one barely on the other side of the border, unless that is, in fact, their original place of origin.
Consequences For Missing Deadline
The consequences of missing the deportation deadline would be an additional fine of $1,000, a 1% compounding daily interest charge on their cumulative illegal immigration fines (regardless of whether any or all of it had already been paid), plus any additional costs for their newly required search and arrest. In addition, all assets belonging to the respective illegal immigrant would be frozen and used to either pay off the fines and/or used as collateral until the immigrant turns himself in.
Illegal Immigrants Who Are Victims of Crimes
Illegal immigrants who are also crime victims should be guaranteed to have their cases heard and resolved in this country. If it is conclusively proven that the charges brought by an illegal immigrant is utterly false, then the daily illegal immigration penalty would be retroactively reinstated back to its date of suspension (when the original charges were filed). At the end of the trial or case, then they could be deported.
However, if the illegal immigrant prevails in the case, he/she would be allowed to permanently remain in the country legally upon payment of all outstanding fines. They would likely be better able to pay all outstanding fines due to the financial benefits resulting from their legal win.