Randomly shooting them isn't going to solve anything. It won't slow down or change anyone's mind. They'll keep coming as if nothing happened.
Yeah, I'll agree to that. I'm not defending shooting innocent people. However, there should be an effort to completely clear out those areas deemed too dangerous for citizens to be in, and, IMO, it would be a cinch to send some cruise missiles into cartel Controlled areas and a few Mexican Military bases. While this may not stop some of them from coming here, it will send a clear message to Mexican Government and drug Cartels that we've had enough, and we have alot more where that came from.
As for gathering citizens of the US as volunteers to at least assist in patrolling the border areas (Or just watching and calling them in) would, at least, give citizens the feeling that they've got a hand in helping curtail illegal border crossings. In this case, it might be best to have them do so unarmed.
You could then use National Guard to take control of the most dangerous areas and to act as quick reaction for civillians that spot border crossers. Round up NON combatants, and eliminate those that are combative.
This leaves our Border Patrol Agents to operate in more populated areas, and to seriously cover down on the legal border crossing areas.
Now, if I can think of something like that, what could the Government think of?
Forgive me for being aggressive there. I just get really worked up over this crap. We had a guy up here in Edmonds that has been deported 9 times, is a felon, and was caught raping a woman behind a safeway. I don't want another of that guy living next door to me. Nore do I think he'd be ok to live next to anyone else.