'Dawg dropped by unexpectedly this evening, for cervezas y tacos. Mostly family chat, but we had a little discussion about the illegal immigrants as well. 'Dawg has nothing against folk coming to work here, but they need to check in at the front gate. We further agreed that they need to be fingerprinted and positively identified before being sent on their way to work. They should pay their share of taxes so they aren't a burden on the rest of us when they hit the emergency room after slicing a finger when the slicer was intended for linoleum. None of this gets them citizenship either, so they have no right of permanent residence.
However, as believers in free markets, we both think that as many workers should be allowed in the country as can find work. Further, there should be no minimum wage for them, because whatever they can get paid is still better than where they came from. I can't emphasize enough that this is a free market issue. Conservatives need to think about that when we start chatting up how to deal with immigration.