Nicaragua has joined forces with a Chinese billionaire to construct a 173-mile, interocean canal that may cost more than $50 billion.
Instead of spending billions on infrastructure to (a) keep people out, (b) catch them, (c) jail them, and (d) return them, our government should reallocate those billions towards incentivizing U.S. companies to invest in Mexico-based agricultural and manufacturing facilities that create good jobs in Mexico that bring profits back to America.
Manual labor for agriculture is getting harder and harder to find. For generations hard working immigrants from Mexico have come to US farms, nurseries and greenhouses to work, but that trend seems to be tapering off. Shifting migration patterns have come to a point where migration from the US into Mexico is slightly higher than from Mexico into the US.