Thoughts on the immigration "problem"

Wendy and I have been talking about the immigration controversy that's been raging recently. We both agree that the debate over guest workers vs border security really misses the point. By and large, people don't come here because they want to have their lives uprooted and their families split apart. They come because they have no choice. Addressing the root causes of economic disparity is a permanent solution, rather than the temporary patches represented in most debates.

I've been trying to come up with some coherent thoughts on this, but the people at CrossLeft have beat me to it, at least in part. I may still write something up, but this article is worth a read in the meantime.