I don’t believe I’ve ever posted to this blog on the subject of immigration. "Illegal" is just a sneer with no basis in reality, which should give you some clue as to my position on the issue.
In short, the goodness of the individual is all that matters, and really, that’s assuming I give any credence to borders, which I generally don’t. If you want to abstract out the essentials of that which is in essence America, it’s most certainly not the landmass. It’s an idea–more precisely, an ideal–and it includes anyone–individuals anywhere–of the American mind.
That’s why this is just pure crap (read my comments).
Those conservatives or libertarians who get it right on the gun control issue (morally, practically, or both) ought to take one second to consider the consistency of the underlying principles of their arguments when they spew forth about "illegal" immigration. There’s not an ounce of difference in the argument on any level.
And don’t talk to me about scale. A small group of guys who choose to do evil with guns in a public place can do one hell of a lot of damage in a hurry. And that’s not to mention extending the principle (which libertarians, at least, are quite capable of) to the purchase of fertilizer and diesel fuel.