This may not be a popular viewpoint here, but - I do think it’s reasonable to treat the case of someone who was brought here at the age of 9 by his parents differently than the case of someone who came here as an adult illegally. I’m certainly glad to see that the Florida Supreme Court understands that their role is to follow the law, not write new law.
My view on this kind of thing would be that if a child is brought here by their parents they - but not their parents - would have some kind of defined path to citizenship that would include steps to ensure that the child has successfully integrated into and adopted American culture (which would disqualify having graduated from college being considered a positive step in any such law). Military service (yes, it’s perfectly legal for a non-citizen to join the U.S. Military), facility in English (both conversational and written), a work history, lack of criminal history, etc.
I strongly oppose ANY path to citizenship by anyone who came here illegally at the age 18 and over, regardless of any of the above criteria (except possibly military service).