There is a tried and true process that works well and then there is the process used by the Senate in this immigration bill.
The tried and true process starts with committee hearings, followed by committee mark-ups, followed by floor consideration, followed by a conference committee where differences between the House and Senate are worked out.
This process allows the maximum input from the American people and their elected representatives. It allows amendments to be discussed and then voted on. It allows maximum media attention and it allows the members to educate their constituents about both the problems and the proposed solutions.