Jules said: I'm in favor of amnesty, just want it defined and applied properly. "Amnesty" is really just forgiveness of a penalty. I would like the GOP to OWN the word, by granting true amnesty, in the form of forgiving the fine for being here illegally, as part of an immigration plan that (1) legislates a strong penalty for being here illegally, ie: making it a felony with a mandatory jail sentence for first offense, prison for subsequent offenses, (2) establishing a 90 day registration period, after which anyone who has not registered falls under the new law, (3) issuing TEMPORARY visas for those who have registered (a main defect in Bush's plan was that the visas would never expire) (4) issuing long term, 10 or 15 year, work visas to those who registered and passed investigation (no arrests and refusal to appear, no serious crimes, employed) with the caveat that at the end of the visa term the person will either apply for permanent residency or go back to his native country. No extension to other than immediate family. No citizenship ever. If we do this and revisit the real intent of the 14th Amendment, getting rid of anchor babies, we will have a shot at controlling immigration. As for DACA, allow law abiding kids to stay, as long as they are passing high school classes or have graduated and are working, kick out the dropouts and criminals and gang members, and allow citizenship only to those who honorably complete military service. This would be a compassionate policy, acknowledging those who have respected the country other than ignoring its immigration laws, while also being strong.