How might U.S. illegal immigration policy change if U.S. unemployment and the economy seriously worsen? In the U.S. millions of illegal Immigrants now work in manufacturing, construction, restaurant, and hospitality service jobs. The U.S. national unemployment rate is approximately 6.1%. Several U.S. Cities are experiencing higher unemployment as the U.S. financial crisis reaches “Main Street.” How might U.S. illegal immigration policy change if U.S. unemployment and the economy seriously worsen? It is foreseeable that at some point—Americans will demand that President Obama take action to ensure that U.S. jobs are not taken by illegal aliens, jobs U.S. Citizens need to feed their families. Consequently it might not be the Congress that decides the future of illegal immigrants but a failing U.S. economy that forces millions of illegal aliens to return to their country. They are contributing to the unemployment problem. If the U.S. Economy keeps “contracting” it is foreseeable millions of laid-off workers and other U.S. Citizens will demand that employers who illegally hire illegal immigrants be aggressively prosecuted Compare past U.S. unemployment: in November and December of 1982 near the end of a bad recession that was small compared to the current U.S. financial crisis, the U.S. unemployment rate reached 10.8 percent. After the Great Depression began in 1929 U.S. unemployment remained constant at about 14.4 percent for ten years: several U.S. Cities experienced 25% unemployment. Then as the economy worsened, economic production plummeted to over 50 percent especially in the durable manufacturing sector. IMO it is time to round them up and toss them back over the fence. They have no rights in this country and no right to be here.