On some blog recently - can't remember offhand which - came a reference to "the conservative position on immigration." That quickly drew the obvious reply: What exactly is the conservative position on immigration, legal or otherwise - and what, for that matter, would be the liberal view?
Self-described adherents to both political perspectives are well divided. On the Republican-conservative side, for example, you've got no lack of shut-the-borders/deport-the-illegals advocates. But then there's also President George Bush, who proposes something quite different, and many other Republicans - including such members of Congress as Oregon Senator Gordon Smith and Idaho Senator Larry Craig - who hold roughly similar views. Democrats and liberals, for somewhat different reasons, are also torn.
Which is leading to some interesting political activity, such as the Republican protest against (most of) the leading banks.