The USA needs to get the will to grow up and understand this is not a game.
Andy, I apprecite the incent to riot on a Friday before Christmas but who but a spy would go to those countries? There is a job? Credit card????? Any civil liberties? Now I agree we have too loose control, but until you provide a process where it takes less than 10 year to legally enter the US for anything but Disnyland there is pretty big incentive to try and immigrate. I am not talking about day laborers in celery fields in Arizon and California, I personally picked grapefruit and decied college was a better option. We have pleanty of jobs for skilled people from anywhere. Look at the University grad schools and see how many greater than 3rd generation students there are. I have been there and the trend continues to be less. Do we really have any trades left? Try hiring a plumber who will show up in the week where he committed to time on a specific day. He, and two others I know, cannot keep employees and he pays decent money - rent house, buy car, pay insurance, eat etc. My eyes have turned to a boat so I can be a harbor hobo. GO ANDY!!
You are projecting your Christmas problems, I do not have Christmas or Friday problems. The real world does not feel an obligation to give to people, they expect people to obey rules.
I would try to sell everything and life will be simple, it feels to me as if Americans cannot find a clear simple thought.