A State’s First Priority is to Protect its Citizens

The heated and continuous debate over illegal immigration has captured the attention of American legislators, media pundits and average citizens. Unfortunately, a fundamental concept has seemingly been lost amid the vitriolic exchange between such groups as the Minutemen and La Raza: illegal immigration is indeed an illegal act.
Bear with me for a moment. The technical legal infraction committed by a Mexican who treks across the American border in search of a better life is not what is of prime concern to me.
Rather, it is the blas