Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker, in a column urging the Republican Party to go back to the "compassionate conservatism" popularized by former president George W. Bush:
The draconian option of [illegal immigrant] deportation would be an unlovely sight. Not only would families be torn asunder but also America’s crops would wither on the vine, as they did in Alabama after that state’s crackdown prompted a sudden, mass exodus.
Family first. Then field labor.