Give the undocumented some documentation, but not citizenship. Let them pay some back taxes. Let them learn English if they like. And let their American-born children be American citizens.
Is that a "perfect" approach? Is it "comprehensive?" More importantly, do we need to care? It sidesteps most of our political and culture-war drama, attending to our present needs in a way that wins us back the most valuable commodity of all in a democracy: time to think and talk in relative peace and quiet.
That's from James Poulos, writing at The Daily Beast.
The whole column is well worth reading.
Tightly related: "Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders," by Jason Riley of The Wall Street Journal: