According to Fox, CNN, and MSNBC this morning, along with Cap and Trade, the next big emphasis of the Obama Administration and Congress will be to deal with illegal immigration. The scuttlebutt seems to be that the President and several in Congress favor some sort of amnesty for those already in the country illegally. Opponents point to strong evidence that amnesty failed under Carter and Reagan and strongly oppose any form of amnesty now. And of course there is a raging controversy underway re Arizona's new stronger enforcement policy related to this issue. But the questions are pertinent: What, if anything, should we do to stop people from entering the United States illegally? What, if anything, should we do about those who are already here? What, if anything, should be required of those who make it possible for illegals to be here? What, if any, penalties or consequences should be imposed on those who: a) come here illegally? b) give comfort and/or emergency services to those who are here illegally? c) give jobs to those who are here illegally? Should people living in the United States illegally be provided the education benefits, health care, social security, workers compensation benefits, low income assistance, etc. that is available to U.S. citizens? I'm hoping for some pertinent observations and concrete suggestions for how best to deal with this problem if you believe it is a problem. If you do not see a problem, please explain why you think none exists. Please keep it civil.