Completely understand the need for policies, rules -- even regulations. Anyone who's skimmed a history book can recite examples of chaos and madness (not counting the Boston Tea Party; that was far too fabulous to discount) erupting under times of distress.
But seriously. This?
" ... a policy of attrition that would impose more enforcement pressure on the border and at the workplace and also demand proof of citizenship at all the checkpoints of modern life .... getting a driver's license, opening a bank account ... and obtaining government services of any kind."
Mark Krikorian, executive director for the super-conservative Center for Immigration Studies proposed the above.
Imagining a world where bureaucrats and paper-pushing admins behind dated desktops control the reigns of the basics of American life is not only insanely frightening, but also, sadly, testament to the working minds of too many factions who make our laws.
So much for democracy.