Under the Obama administration our Border Patrol has been increased substantially and deportations are the highest in recent history. Instead of increasing deportations it makes sense to offer citizenship on reasonable terms to our illegals. They are already in our work force but most do not pay taxes now. Make them citizens and our tax-paying work force would increase. Of course, their employers would pay more taxes, too. We also need to make the current crop of H1B visa holders eligible for citizenship, thus giving them freedom from their current bondage to a particular employer, and cease issuing new H1B visas altogether.