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The obvious, though not easy, answer to the man-made disaster unfolding in Texas is to secure the border and ship back the illegal immigrants as humanely as possible. It begins with re-establishing the rule of law, without which more misery will flourish.

We can’t solve all the world’s problems, but we can surely make them worse with misguided compassion.

Robert Knight is senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times.