Being an American -- a right to live and work in the United States of America -- is a privilege highly coveted by peoples around the world. The number of illegal aliens has not dropped considerably, despite the increased enforcement activities by the Department of Homeland Security.
Yet, there are so many American-born American citizens today expressing desires to leave this blessed nation for Canada, Europe or other parts of the world where same kind of economic, religious or political freedoms do not quite exist.
This is disconcerting, for I left the country of my birth as a teenager and eventually arrived in America. I am grateful for this nation's freedom and liberty. There are a due process, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom to bear arms, none of which existed in that country.
The Congress of the United States can however exploit this trend to engage in a massive "swapping" of people: with every American citizen leaving his homeland, the Department of State and/or the Department of Homeland Security would grant permanent amnesty and/or residency to foreigners desiring to live in America and can sufficiently demonstrate their commitment to American values.
This proposal can benefit America, as everyone wins in it.