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From: Ken Van Liew
Received: Aug. 14
The present immigration issue is hurting our nation morally, politically and financially. It needs to stop as soon as possible. We have a suggestion to accomplish that. We should impanel a group of engineers to apply the Six Sigma improvement process to the immigration problem.
The basic tenets of the Six Sigma process are the letters DMAIC. In short form they stand for:
D — Define the problem.
M — Measure key aspects of the current problem and collect relevant data.
A — Analyze data to get cause-and-effect relationships. Determine root cause of problem.
I — Improve or optimize the current process. Create a new, future state process.
C — Control the future state process. Continuously monitor the process.
A cursory review of the immigration problem through a Six Sigma prism gives a startling discovery that the cause of too many illegal aliens is because the border has been and still is open. Amazing. Politicians for some reason(s) don’t want the border closed, or it would have been done long ago. They seem to prefer amnesty for those here without shutting off the supply of new ones.
The I or improve part of the process would be to first, close the border completely and continuously. At the same time, implement fully an e-verify system to identify those working here legally.
Then we need to arrange a process whereby they get some kind of work card or visa while they go to the back of the line for citizenship. There is no reason why they cannot become good, legal citizens and contribute to our economy. The president’s “back door amnesty” scheme is not the answer and must be stopped by all means.
As in all uses of the Six Sigma process improvement procedure, it is imperative that there be robust and passionate management leadership support. This is sadly lacking from the present administration and Congress. Hopefully, the elections in 2014 and 2016 will remedy that.
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