While there is a pathway in place, it’s not working. I do believe that if they could make it across why not help them stay if they are eligible and check out. However that would mean background checks from their country would have to be accounted for and evaluate their eligibility. I don’t believe that we should keep immigrants from coming but screen thoroughly.
In response to the bill, why not have a citizen sponsor who accepts some form of responsibility for their family while they try to become citizens. As a thought the actions would fall to that of the potential and the sponsor for not just crimes/punishment but and/or for helping vetted immigrants to complete the process