This will never fly. The Democrats and the professional ethnic grievance groups would demagogue this too, and accuse proponents of wanting to make ‘undocumented’ immigrants into a second class group.
Still, it would be preferable to a path to citizenship of course, but only if these permanent, legal, non-citizen residents were not allowed to sponsor any legal immigrants through extended family chain migration. Couple that with restricting family immigration to spouses and dependent minor children, and at least such a move wouldn’t expand the pipeline of future legal immigration.
We could suggest a hundred different ways to handle the 30M illegals none of them will matter because there is absolutely no monitoring or enforcing done by any federal agency or Congressional group unless it is to collect a fine and increases the amount of money they have to spend. As a whole, Congress is totally clueless.
Washington considers illegals to be an asset, not a problem. Now the fact that some of us were calling our Congressmen lunatics they saw as a problem so they did take care of that issue!