I guess my point was a little subtle. jtheb wants to grant to those here illegally a path to legal residence in the USA so that Republicans would stop taking a beating. My point was that granting anything less than full citizenship would cause the beatings to double. And if we granted them full citizenship, we would probably do it too slow, more beatings for Republicans.
Bottom line is, Republicans are not going to win votes by trying to become the New Democrat Party. This election wasn't lost because of immigration. It was lost because Democrats defined Republicans in the terms they wanted. Republicans need to stop letting Democrats define them and stop taking advise from them.