Are those that have Visas monitored in any way? Do they have periodic "check in" dates? It's kind of like being on parole isn't it? The reprecussions (sp?) for overstay seem really harsh....If people have lived in our country for "X" amount of time and have been good citizens, can they re=up their Visas?.....I know that the age old motivating factors are "Fear of punishment and hope of reward".....Hope is always a good thing to instill in people...Why not work from that angle?