During the current presidency, illegal immigration has been a hot topic of debate among both sides of the political spectrum.
The flagpole route, as described by Andy Semotiuk (Forbes contributor), entails sending unlawful immigrants back to their home country in order to allow them to get the correct papers to enter the country again legally. This would increase the rate of legal immigration while discouraging illegal immigration due to the costliness of time lost.
The requirements for this plan include confirming identity through passports, birth certificates, or ID cards. Next, individuals would obtain FBI clearance along with a full background check. This would lessen the risk of having a dangerous illegal immigrant enter the country.
Our Verdict: This seems like an interesting plan that would appease both sides of political spectrum. The only issue seems to be funding. This would most likely take an entire new division of the FBI to monitor and it seems as though that aspect would be difficult to pass through congress.