This isn't good enough
Nevertheless, the plan is bad on the fundamentals. Any "legal status" or "path to citizenship" is an amnesty and a reward for illegal immigration, regardless of how many delays or punitive features it incorporates. The plan would still allow illegals to bring some family members into the US, creating a potential future influx of tens of millions of people whose sole claim upon this country would be the fact that a relative of theirs once violated US law by coming here illegally.
The plan utterly fails to implement the most fundamental principle of all: illegal aliens are in the US illegally and should be removed permanently from the country, period. The plan seems to lack any reference to the most effective strategy for achieving this: harsh sanctions on all those who employ illegal aliens.
An illegal alien living in Los Angeles or Boston has no more claim on any right of residency in the US than any Bangladeshi peasant who has never set foot outside his native village -- less, in fact, since the Bangladeshi peasant has at least never violated any American law.
This plan betrays and insults both the American workers harmed by illegal-alien competition and the overwhelming consensus of the American people, both left and right, that illegal immigration should not be rewarded.
I will say that I am glad that MSM articles on this subject persist in referring to illegal aliens as "undocumented immigrants". This pathetically dishonest and manipulative euphemism does not fool anyone. It makes people angry. And they need to be angry.
The people's message to Congress needs to be consistent: Build the border fence. Tough employer sanctions. No amnesty.