Belmont, Mass. â€” Even the staunchest liberals can't deny that Illegal immigration is a monstrous and growing problem that we can no longer affordâ€¦.If these were flush times, it might not matter as much. But our porous borders enable an influx of too many people with costly burdens and few benefits. It's easy to feel compassion for those who desperately want to come here for a better life. But the United States is like a lifeboat on the Titanic. We can't keep adding people without sacrificing the entire boatload to certain death.
Not everything Murphy says will please all VDARE.comâ€™s readers
We need a smarter plan that allows amnesty for productive, if illegal, members of our communities
But much will
â€¦ while simultaneously erecting meaningful barriers to new illegal immigration and requiring aggressive deportation of millions of illegals unworthy of citizenshipâ€¦ First, we have to accept as a premise that just being illegal is a crimeâ€¦ Second, anyone who is here illegally and is in prison for committing another crime should immediately be deportedâ€¦ Finally, we need to stop â€?birthright citizenship"
Murphy is described as
a leading victimâ€™s rights advocateâ€¦and an adjunct professor at New England Law in Boston.
This means she is not tenured: VDARE.com hopes this column does not cost her job.
Applaud Wendy Murphy