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With respect to the status of the 11 million undocumented immigrants, we are faced with four choices: 1) Say “no” and continue with de facto amnesty, 2) adopt the Senate’s path to citizenship proposal, 3) pass a work-permit legal-status alternative, or 4) call for mass deportations.

De facto amnesty is against the rule of law and mass deportation is unworkable. A majority of Republicans need to settle this issue in caucus meetings so that the immigration bills can proceed with confidence through “regular order.”

Let’s get to work. Let’s get this done.

Al Cardenas is chairman of the American Conservative Union and a former two-time chairman of the Republican Party of Florida.