The Corner

Honoring Illegals?

I just last night read the president’s comments last week in Roswell, N.M., on immigration. Now, considering the locale, maybe he was possessed by extraterrestrials, but something he said gave credence to the sense among immigration enforcement personnel that they are held in contempt by their superiors. The president said, as well he should, that illegal aliens “need to be treated with respect” — they are, after all, children of God and must be handled humanely as they are detained and returned to their homes. But the next sentence was the kicker: “They need to be honored for their commitment to their families.” Honored? No wonder conservatives are so angry.