Originally Posted by Saul Too
I agree with you regarding deportation to an extent. I would propose amnesty to anyone currently here if they have a clean record. For those who have been working here using fraudulent ID, I would assess them a nominal fine (mostly symbolic).
I would also like to implement a national ID card for all workers.
Obama recently implemented that initiative and the Right went nuts calling it Amnesty, when it was nothing of the sort. People brought here against their will as children or born in the US to illegal immigrants were allowed to apply for a green card as long as they had a clean record, graduated high school, college, etc.
Living in California, I believe that amnesty is the only option. It would be impossible to deport millions of Californians, millions of whom work and have their children in public schools. It was ludicrous to displace millions of families.
Also, the immigration laws need to be relaxed, big time, or we'll have this issue again in the not so far future.