AWCheney’s Forum On Immigration

The “Attrition” Theory

It has been argued that the states and localities that are attempting to control an overwhelming illegal alien problem with enforcement of existing laws and establishment of new, more strict laws and regulations are deluding themselves that it will have any effect. Well, there seems to be some evidence to the contrary:

Since January 1, 2008, Arizona has seen that attrition in large numbers when a new law went into effect which “shuts down any businesses that repeatedly hire illegal immigrants.” I’ve long felt that, if the enablers could be shut down, there would no longer be any incentive for people to cross the border illegally…and it wouldn’t take much time before the word would spread and, perhaps, the problem become manageable with further influx reduced measurably. Along with the attrition, we might actually see the light at the end of the tunnel and be able to properly address immigration reform.


July 3, 2008 7:53 am Posted by | Illegal Immigration | , , | 10 Comments