Liberals hate anyone who believes in placing controls on immigration -- because Liberals correctly perceive that immigration is a force of nature that has been weaponized with the aim of importing an electorate that will place socialism and the party of largesse (the Democrats) into permanent power.
There is no moral imperative -- absolutely none exists -- requiring those of us who are already here to welcome the cultural, environmental, demographic, and political transformations that are accompanying mass immigration. The large bulk of our population growth is now immigration-driven, and our population would have stabilized by now without mass migrations. There is a vast array of related negative effects that the New York Times smear piece conveniently overlooks. Read "Into the Cannibal's Pot," by Ilana Mercer, the daughter of a liberal rabbi, if you think this woman is anything other than a heroine for resisting the open borders crowd. She had enough foresight to go against the tide. She should receive a posthumous medal of valor.