The hapless liberal sees a fence and asks 'why is there a fence?' while
the pragmatic liberal asks 'why are there more brown people on one
particular side of the fence?';  From even the most flourishing segment
of the garden, most would acknowledge the issue of immigration
presents a challenge that must be addressed if for no other reason
When we say 'far from clear' we mean 'really far from clear! It is an
issue subject to the influence of numerous (often competing) factors not
the least of which is the recognition that large portions of the US were
part of Mexico not all that long-ago (reference the
DY2+1formula
applied to time).
For the Moderate placing high value on human equality there seems
nothing by way of an easy solution.  For the
Conservative, proclaiming
similar values, it is an issue unrelated to equality; pertaining rather to the
issues of sovereignty, security, and economics (seemingly viewed as issues
separate from human equality).
Perhaps the most confounding variable relative to the argument distills down to the
issue of Race.  Those who would most emphatically insist 'it is NOT' instantly make it
SO by virtue of the very proclamation.  As a component to any equation/discussion,  
'Race' functions as a radical-antagonist capable of influencing a fixed position in
absolute opposition to logic and personal values.  And those who 'are not' similarly
influenced-relative to position- fear they will be seen affiliated with those who 'are', if
agreement relative to application of a singular issue becomes apparent.
For some the issue is clear..."send 'em back!" they
would say.  Viewed from the perspective of
Perhaps one of the most significant components to the
greater issue of race is the large-scale immigration of
'undocumented' (a conveniently malleable term)
individuals into the United States.
And though ‘we-can’t-afford-it’ represents an argument that cannot
be legitimately applied to moral issues, it does have the appeal of
simplicity and convenience.  It also provides the facade of shelter for
those inspired by more nefarious motives.
THE PROBLEM
The issue of illegal immigration is so divisive there is little room for the
discussion among moderates. Battle lines are drawn to corral thought
influence within a very narrow range at either end of polar opposite
opinion.
There appears to be both weight and magnitude affiliated to the issue
'National Sovereignty' and economic impact the influx of immigrants from foreign lands
(primarily Mexico) is perceived to be an issue in which negative aspects far outweigh any
benefit...Proclamations of just this sort generally come from those who argue the issue of
immigration has little to do with race and everything to do with both national distinction and
pragmatic economic realities.  
there becomes a point is passed when problems perceived are problems indeed...But, the
answers are far from clear.

problem immigration

pondering

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Perhaps the most confounding variable relative to the argument distills down to the issue of Race.  Those who would most emphatically insist 'it is NOT' instantly make it SO by virtue of the very proclamation