The borders are open, whether anyone likes it or not. Wrights suggests that rather than putting forth the money and energy needed to secure the border, that the United States should take a different approach:
“Clamping down on immigration will only result in higher costs to taxpayers, more corruption in law enforcement and government, greater burdens on American businesses and the continued erosion of civil liberties of all Americans.
“Once we understand that illegal immigration is an economic issue, we can then apply economic solutions to the problem and change immigration law to match the reality of a dynamic society and labor market.” – R. Lee Wrights press release
“The economic reality is that most low-skilled immigrants enter the U.S. illegally because there are hundreds of thousands of new jobs here waiting to be filled; there aren't enough Americans available to fill them; and, the law doesn't allow them to enter America quickly and easily enough to fill these temporary jobs. For example, if you are from India and hold a doctorate, it will take you only about five years to complete the process to legally immigrant. But, if you are an unskilled Mexican laborer it will take you 130 years to immigrate to the U.S. and legally become a citizen. No wonder people are swimming the Rio Grande.” Wrights, May 23, 2011.