Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"Almost everyone agrees that something has to be done to resolve America's illegal immigration crisis. But will any of the reform plans that include a 'pathway to citizenship' for illegal immigrants solve the problem?...
The plan will vindicate those who broke the law. I had the pleasure of issuing immigrant visas to applicants who jumped through all of the hoops and waited years in their home countries to come to the U.S. legally. Any plan that provides the same prize to those who flouted the law is a mistake. The message to the hundreds of millions around the world who aspire to live in the U.S. will be clear: Those who broke the law still got green cards. Their decision to come illegally will be perceived as a smart one in their home countries, which will only encourage more illegal immigration."
"Legalizing Illegal Immigrants Is a Bad Idea," cis.org, Feb. 8, 2013