You left out a word from the quote. It was " ... otherwise
law abiding undocumented residents ...". Meaning, except for being here illegally, they haven't broken our laws. Now don't excited - I'm not disagreeing with you, just correcting an error.
I think all illegals should be rounded up and deported. I think our borders should be secured (tightly secured). THEN, and ONLY THEN, should we
look at improving our immigration policies and how we track them when they
get here. I don't think any should be allowed to immigrate here unless they
have gainful employment already lined up. I believe that's how Australia
operates. Is there a country in the world with a more relaxed, poorly
enforced immigration policy than the U.S.?