Illegal aliens could teach the government of the United States a thing or two about living within a budget. They come here for low-paying jobs, live frugally and still manage to send money back to the folks in Mexico.
Can I just say we're missing a big chance to tax the Hell out of money transfers and money orders? It could be enacted on the state level. Levy a 20% duty on all wire transfers leaving the state. All money orders would require an ID. If the purchaser can't prove residence, the money order is subject to a 20% tariff.
Tough enforcement of immigration law will only serve to drive illegals out of border states to sanctuary cities. Those cities should be billed for each illegal caught and removed from within the city limits by the federal government. The same goes for businesses that hire illegals. Bill the businesses for the amount to deport the illegals in their employ, plus a hefty fine. Pay up or padlock your doors.
I think you can see where this is going.
The fastest way to stop an illegal activity is to make it unprofitable. Hit 'em in the wallet.
Hit 'em where it hurts.