Here’s some food for thought to all you "law-abiding, ‘compassionate’ conservatives" out there, as well as democrats who smell the red meat that the immigration issue is sizing up to be for the upcoming solve-all-problems-by-voting-your-1/270,000,000th-say season.
I’m reading reports of the massive demonstrations and I can’t help but recall back in the day when people were breaking laws right and left–peacefully and gleefully–in order to partially correct the institutional injustice faced by the black man. What was their fundamental operating premise, their rallying cry? Was it that blacks were "legal citizens of the United Sates?" Or, was it that blacks are … uh, human beings who ought to be judged, individually, by the content of their character and not the color of their skin, or, and pay attention here: their "legal" status.
Arbitrarily stopping a guy at some arbitrary line drawn on a map when he is coming to peacefully trade with others in terms of employment, food, shelter, clothing, and so on, is not fundamentally different than sending a black man to the back of the bus. If these demonstrators get their fundamental premises and rationale correct, you "compassionate" ones just might get one hell of a lot more than you bargained for.