And that's one of the more ridiculous ideas I've heard since the illegal alien debate became so prominent. Those boards in some communities would approve most everyone, and boards in other communities would approve almost no one, if they really have any authority to approve or disapprove.
Or, they'd have to make the guidelines so rigid that the local boards would be mostly rubber stamps so illegals of similar circumstances would not be treated differently in different communities.
It's a dumb idea that would result in mountains or lawsuits unless most all were approved in all communities.
Of course, that's the big idea: remember his "humane immigration" policy from the November debates? We can't send folks away who have been living here "a quarter century". It's "anti-family". So, in that case, one doesn't even need a citizen board to use any discretion at all - just prove that one has been here for 25 years and has started a family here, etc. (of course all will be forgiven about using false identity documents, etc.). People can all it whatever they like (especially if it has compassionate or humane in the title), but it's still amnesty. If you hide out long enough and have kids, you get the golden ticket.