President Joe Biden walking along the U.S.-Mexico border fence in El Paso, Texas on January 8, 2023. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

“If liberals insist that only fascists will enforce borders, then voters will hire fascists to do the job liberals refuse to do.”

David Frum wrote that in 2019. I had occasion to think of it on Wednesday night.

Few Democrats would allow that they share the view imputed to them by Frum. But many among the party’s progressive vanguard clearly do hold that position, and many mainstream liberals continue to doggedly resist any compromise with Republicans to secure the border unless it comes packaged with legal status for illegal immigrants who are already here.

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