Whose Backlash?

Victor Davis Hanson channels the rage of the Republican base after last week's pro-immigration demonstrations. I do favor secure borders, and see no reason why we shouldn't make a much bigger effort to control them - in America and Iraq. But I don't favor criminalizing eleven million often hard-working people in this country and those who help and employ them. A better fence and a guestworker program seem to me to be the obvious rational solution - phased in simultaneously. But if the emotions are anywhere near as high-pitched as VDH claims, such a solution will be impossible. Especially in an election year.