Frankly, for those here I'd like to do something like this....
Illegals in this country have 1 year after the legislation becomes law to make themselves known and report to the government. These Illegals are given 3 options, baring a felony on their record (in which case it's simply deportation):
Those that come forward are given a temporary work visa that expires 3 years after the legislation becomes law. Routine check in's with the government during that time span is required. If a check-in is missed by [X] amount of days then you're visa is terminated. At the end of the Visa period you must leave the country. Failure to do so disqualifies you from ever applying for any means of entrance legally into this country again. If the individual adheres to the Visa requirements and leaves at or before it's expiration date, they must wait 1 full year before they are legally allowed to apply for another method of entry into the country, including citizenship.
Those that come forward must leave the country but suffer no consequences for their current time here with matters of the law related to their immigration status. They can then immedietely apply for any legal means of entering into the country, including citizenship.
Those illegals who can show they were brought here as children will have an additional option to enlist in the military for a 6 year time period. At the end of which they will be granted full citizenship. The childs parents, and any siblings under the age of 18, are allowed to legally remain in the United States during the time of his service. Upon completion of his surface, they are granted permanent residency but can never apply for citizenship. Sibilings over the age of 18 must also enlist or take one of the other two options.
- Up to 3 year long Work Visa, with a one year waiting period after leaving before they can come back or apply for citizenship
- Immeidetely leave, but able to immedietely apply for legal entry or citizenship
- If brought here before being a 18, but now over 18, enlist for 6 years and give temporary/potential permanent residency to your parents and siblings under the age of 18. Citizenship after full 6 years for enlisted individual, no citizenship for the family members ever allowed.
After the 1 year period is over, any who didn't come forward are SOL. Significant penalities on businesses who hire illegals, purposeful persuing and searching for illegal individuals still here in the country, and deportation of them when they're found regardless of whether or not they have had other offenses. If you didn't come forward in that first year then we are trying to get rid of you, no if and's or butts.
That would be my "compromise" idea in terms of how to deal with those that are still here.