Once again the NYT makes its same old tired argument for completely open borders to anyone unlucky enough to be born in a country where bad things happen. Do they understand they are talking about 2-3 billon people depending on where you draw the line?
All the moral dilemmas set forth in this article have their roots in the US government’s unwillingness to enforce our immigration laws.
The fact that this illegal immigrant went undetected in the US for 15 years is objective proof that our system of immigration enforcement is a joke. Yet the NYT is opposed to any practical and sensible enforcement measures like E-verify of employment status, but supports sanctuary cities, a policy that only makes sense if you stipulate to a large population of illegal immigrate living in that city. Again where is the enforcement?
The NYT put forward another compelling story of all the moral dilemmas and hardships that accumulate when we do not identify and deport illegal aliens in a timely manner.
I would love to see the NYT put forward a plan to effectively and legally enforce our immigration laws. Of course, if the NYT are not willing to deport anyone for any reason at any time, you have made it impossible to enforce our immigration laws, and that is their true moral dilemma.
Profile of an illegal immigrant from the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/13/magazine/the-deported.html?_r=0