Of course illegal immigration is a problem. But it can only be solved by overhauling our dysfunctional immigration laws, not by demonizing or scapegoating illegal immigrants. Those immigrants didn’t come here in order to be lawbreakers; they broke a law in order to come here. That’s a distinction with a crucial difference - one that sensible and principled conservatives should be able to understand.
Great essay by Jeff Jacoby that simply destructs "principled" conservative attitudes toward undocumented immigrant - who contribute a great deal to American society and deserve a legitimate path to citizenship.