"So, how will they stop those horrible Polish plumbers and Lithuanian chefs flying into Dublin, hoping on a train to Belfast (no passport checks) and then onto the boat to Liverpool (no passport checks). Ain't gonna work..."
That's what certain sections of mainland UK population may want. But how much of an issue is it in Northern Ireland? If they're just passing through, well, nice vote you're having there, Theresa; shame if something happened to it.
I was being facetious about taking everything on trust. But the previous, deeply paranoid Home Secretary ramped up measures against illegal immigrants. These days its "papers please" before anyone can be employed, rent a house, or get treatment on the NHS; and woe betide you if you get caught serving someone who shouldn't be here.
So movement of people across that border could, in principle, be less of an issue than the movement of goods. But clearly, whatever leverage the DUP have over the UK, doesn't extend to the EU.