I got this via e-mail from a friend of mine. At this time I'm going to reserve comment on it (although regular readers will probably be able to automatically judge my reaction). I've mentioned it to a couple other folks and their responses have been mixed - some liked the idea and some didn't. What do you think? I'm looking for comments on this one - I'll throw my thoughts in the comments section as well after reading a few responses. Emphasis is mine below.
New Immigration Plan
Bring our troops home from Iraq to guard the border. When they catch an illegal immigrant crossing the border, hand him a canteen, rifle and some ammo and ship him to Iraq . Tell him if he wants to come to America, then he must serve a tour in the military. Give him a soldier's pay while he's there and tax him on it. After his tour, he will be allowed to become a citizen since he defended this country. He will also be registered to be taxed and be a legal patriot. This option will probably deter illegal immigration and provide a solution for the troops in Iraq, and the aliens trying to make a better life for themselves. If they refuse to serve, ship them to Iraq anyway, without the canteen, rifle or ammo. Problem solved.