POLITICS
05/24/2014 04:17 pm ET Updated May 24, 2014

Conservative: The Way We Treat Immigrants Is Wrongheaded And Counterproductive

“What would you do in their shoes?” That’s the question I ask my fellow conservative friends whenever we debate immigration, and in particular the question of what should happen to immigrants who illegally cross the U.S. border. “What would you do if your family were hungry, your wages minuscule, and your government so corrupt or incompetent that there was little hope of conditions improving any time soon?”

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