Our immigration program has already been destroyed. May we be saved from the Republicans who have never seen a non-problem for which they didn't want to punish immigrants and people of color. When it comes to carrot or stick, human beings ( and for that matter, animals) have been shown to respond better to the carrot. To mangle some metaphors more, let's stop beating a dead horse and expecting it to respond positively to our assault. News flash: we are one country among many--not rulers of the world. Manifest destiny works about as well as trickle down economics. No way, never, not at all. With apologies to thoughtful moral conservatives who are true conservative Republicans and not people acting out hatred of immigrants and people of color.