I think it is good Pelosi is starting to appropriately value US citizenship. The next step for her is to consider exactly when a grant of US citizenship may be appropriate and beneficial to existing Americans. I disagree strongly with her on the notion that existing illegal aliens cannot be sent home. I would suggest that if the US actually returned to its roots as a vibrant, technological economy, it would be fairly straightforward to use financial incentives to induce almost all illegal aliens to return home gradually—as Steve Sailer and I have both previously suggested here on VDARE.com.
The economy based on real estate Ponzi schemes and illegal immigration simply hasn`t worked. It is time to try something else. A technological economy doesn`t necessarily need a huge pool of low-skilled workers—even if those people are hard working and have high moral character.
I fully expect the next games that will be tried will include expansion of skilled immigration. I fully expect that to have unexpected problems too. Very bright and skilled citizens aren`t necessarily an asset if they don`t identify with their fellow citizens.
The big thing for Pelosi to get: if we are to have a major repatriation, people should be dealt with compassionately. That doesn`t necessarily mean expanding the US prison system or a forced march home. It may mean holding those that have profited from illegal immigration accountable for the mess they have created. I think that will be very hard for a wealthy liberal like Pelosi to come to grips with. I personally think it is highly likely that much of her family`s wealth has been based on mining the value of US citizenship via illegal immigration. A truly just solution would expropriate much of that wealth to undo the mess that those like her have created.