Funny, I am probably as liberal as they come and I totally agree. Improve the ACA, and fix the illegal immigration problem, are both worthy things to do. On the other hand “seal the border” is just plain stupid. No more imports or exports, no more travelers in or out? Even North Korea does not have completely sealed borders, thought it comes closer than anywhere else. So perhaps you only mean prevent things and people from coming into the country without permission. Considering the history of cross-border drug trafficking in the last century or so, I don’t see much hope of being able to do that, unless we spend a whole hell of a lot more money on it, to make sure that no boat, no plane, operates without being stopped and thoroughly searched. Not to mention the fact that a very large portion of illegal immigrants come her legally, but stay illegally. But maybe it isn’t the western European exchange student who overstays his visa that you are worrying about. Just a certain class of desperate poor people fleeing wretched conditions, the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of some teeming shore, it is only against that sort that you want the golden door slammed. Well, no doubt ways can be found to make it even harder for them to get here and become part of us.