PROBLEM WITH LEGALIZING ILEGALS. That has been here for 25 years. Legalization will not stop at 25 years, but some how will find an excuse to include those family members that has only been here a few years with another excuse of not separating families. What about family member who are criminals? In gangs? In prisons? Elderly parents and disabled family member in Mexico that will draw on Social Security, healthcare and social services? Legalization of 25 year resident that has avoided detection and deportation committing crimes like working illegally, driving, etc. This will only lead to blanket amnesty. Bad and incredible stupid idea, Newt. Why do we keep singing that old amnesty song, not separating families, when we know it will not solve anything. Prisons separate families for years. Some who have been here has been separated from families they left behind in Mexico for 25 years. What the hell is wrong with enforcement of our immigration laws? There is no statue of limitation of illegal immigration. We dont give medals to criminals that has evaded the law for 25 years why Illegal Aliens? We get dumber and dumber as a nation. What do we do with family members who have not been here 25 years? Wait until they have and then give them green cards? Can anyone understand the problem with legalizing 25 year residents will cause and it is an impossible plan to implement successfully? Like the 1986 amnesty with the cut off date of 1982? Did not mean anything except that some were legalized and some remained illegal but no one was deported. Same problem with the dream act.