Arizona could not afford to wait on Washington to fulfill its responsibility along the border. The most important duty of our federal government is to protect us from foreign and domestic threats.
We are a nation of immigrants; in fact, my grandfather immigrated from Greece. He came here legally and worked very hard to become an American. He did not identify himself as a Grecian-American: He was an American. He taught his children that they needed to speak English to the point that my mother only knows a few words of Greek.
Those who come here illegally must never be granted amnesty. In most cases they should be sent back to their home country. Choosing to learn English and volunteering to serve in our armed forces might provide a path for some to earn the right to be a United States citizen. I envision this option for those children who were brought here by their parents at a young age and have attended our schools but are still considered illegal aliens.