I would just pass a bill with two rules:<quoted text>
The immigration problem isn't going away. There are just too many here with deep roots. The pathway to citizenship covers more than a 10 year timespan and the solution to securing the border is, I think, a good one.
Whether it's the most fair solution - allowing illegal immigrants to get preference over those who are still waiting their turn just to come here - is the objection most have as well as illegal immigrants taking the low-skilled jobs away from American citizens.
But, to me, it's better immigrants earn their citizenship and start contributing than remain under the radar.
Most Republicans do want some kind of bill. Others know it's political suicide to fight any attempt to solve the problem.
If border security every 1000 feet is enforced by this administration, it will probably appease most Americans who would otherwise be opposed to the pathway to citizenship solution.
It's a big problem and no one really knows how to solve it. Especially me.
1 - Border Agents can shoot people in the act of trying to come here illegally.
2 - INS catches and shoots people that are already here illegally if they don't leave within two weeks
- end of bill -