So Trump stands alone, which means immigration will continue to defy solution. Though he has vacillated on details, the president at least offers a sensible position that’s easy to grasp: America must control its borders and decide who gets to come in, as virtually every other nation in the world does.

In addition to repeating his promise to build a wall, he met Friday with “Angel Families,” who lost loved ones during crimes committed by illegal immigrants, some of whom had been deported numerous times. To the media and advocates who celebrate all immigrants, the “Angel Families” are invisible.

Because stopping illegal immigration is popular in much of the nation, it is not surprising that an early poll finds most criticism directed at the Central American parents who risk their children’s lives by bringing them on the dangerous journey or sending them with smugglers.