So here is an idea that I came across the other day, a solution to illegal immigration is to raise the minimum wage. Many people believe that illegal immigration is a net negative on the economy, (I actually believe the opposite, but for the purposes of this thread I’m looking at it from their point of view). It’s fairly well known that illegal immigrants take a lot of jobs that Americans don’t want due to the low pay. The thought is that if we raise the pay of those jobs enough, legal Americans will actually want to take them thus removing an incentive for people to immigrate in the first place.
So what do you guys think? Would this be an effective plan?