Edward Abbey, Down the River
(New York: E.P. Dutton, 1982), p. 17:
The one thing we could do for a country like Mexico, for example, is to stop every illegal immigrant at the border, give him a good rifle and a case of ammunition, and send him home. Let the Mexicans solve their customary problems in their customary manner.
If this seems a cruel and sneering suggestion, consider the current working alternative: leaving our borders open to unlimited immigration until -- and it won't take long -- the social, political, economic life of the United States is reduced to the level of life in Juarez. Guadalajara. Mexico City. San Salvador. Haiti. India. To a common peneplain of overcrowding, squalor, misery, oppression, torture, and hate.