you can’t have a second class citizen with no voting rights. Some uber liberal closet commie judge will see to mandating citizenship.
remember law school professors only teach from the faaaaar left.
It could be a conservative judge who would rule that way. You can't create a permanent underclass by granting a group of people permanent resident class while denying them an equal opportunity to seek naturalization. This would be akin to creating a slave class.
Any Republican that claims they support amnesty without citizenship is either an idiot or a liar. Or maybe a lying idiot.