Laws are no longer made by a rational process of public discussion; they are made by a process of blackmail and intimidation, and they are executed in the same manner. The typical lawmaker of today is a man wholly devoid of principle — a mere counter in a grotesque and knavish game. If the right pressure could be applied to him, he would be cheerfully in favor of polygamy, astrology or cannibalism.
H. L. Mencken
Your opinion of the immigration issue is probably already set in stone, and I'm sure there's nothing I can say to change your mind. I won't even try. I just find it baffling how people ostensibly in favor of freedom would want to post armed guards at our borders. People who grouse about the difficulty of obtaining a passport but don't mind in the least making immigrants jump through hoops. Citizens begging their legislators to implement a North-Korean-style border control.