A possible compromise both sides can live with: First - secure our borders - bring the troops home from Afganistan and station them along the borders - thousands of eyes to detain crossers for the border patrol. The soldiers' families will love it. Then bring the illegals out of the shadows to pay taxes. Make them legal with photo ID cards with a barcode for DNA and fingerprints. Their punishment for "jumping the line" - they'll be legal but can never become citizens. Conviction of a crime = deportation. Make English the official language of the United States.