Here's a point that Congressmen and women need to hear: DEFERRED DOCUMENTATION FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.
This talking point is simple: Keep the current immigration laws, but enforce them! Provide a procedure for illegal - undocumented immigrants to defer enforcement.
If you are FOR amnesty or AGAINST deportation, this is the easiest way to make our system work for you!
If you are AGAINST amnesty or FOR BORDER security, this is the most practical way to solve our border problem without compromising your position!
The message is clear: Require undocumented aliens to register; registered undocumented aliens get the benefit of lower priority in our enforcement efforts.
If the estimate of 30 million "undocumenteds" is accurate, then this represents a potential tax revenue of $36 Billion per year. This happens to be approximately the estimated cost of repatriating 10 million illegals. More importantly, valuable statistical data can be gathered -- allowing specific school and hospital districts to know how many undocumenteds are being supported in their district. The optional health care program may at first appear to be simply a bone for liberals -- but is also an opening for charging non-citizens for social services in general.