This question is only one small part of the entire immigration debate. The whole immigration question, both legal and illegal, needs a complete and comprehensive solution that will clear up both issues, that is, legal and illegal. For now we must control all our borders so the illegal portion will not get worse than it already is. Also, immediately we need to tell all illegals to get registered in each county and they will be on a "holding" list until the final comprehensive bill is completed and this would include the "above mentioned kids." If you are illegal and your name is not on the "hold" list, you are immediately deported. At the same time, all legal immigration is stopped until the comprehensive bill is completed. Most complaints citizens have is that we let too many foreigners in the country faster than they can be absorbed and fit into our culture and comply with all our laws.
It should be relatively quick to write a complete and simple comprehensive bill that most Americans would accept. We also must require our government to enforce the bill and stop playing these "word games" they seem to be addicted to strictly in the name of "politics."
--Jim Foster, Kennewick