Refugees
Around the world, citizens of war torn countries in the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan), Africa (Libya, Sudan), Central & South America and others are fleeing oppression and death to reach freedom and safety. Europe is being overrun with these refugees. This experience is adding greater fuel to the already passionate immigration debate in the US by the needs of these refugees. We must remember that refugees are a portion of the immigration issue. Compassionately, the plight of refugees needs to be prioritized over all other types of immigration. Realistically, the vetting of legitimate refugees is still required, given the violent turmoil in the world, the infiltration of the extremists into the refugee population and that threats directly at the United States.

Mexico Begins Detaining Central American Migrants in Caravans

4/23/19
from The Wall Street Journal,
4/23/19:

Hundreds of asylum seekers have been detained in southern Mexico in recent days as President López Obrador faces pressure from Trump administration.

Mexico’s government has started detaining migrants marching in a caravan toward the U.S.-Mexico border, marking a policy shift as President Andrés Manuel López Obrador faces rising pressure from the Trump administration to stem the flow of migrants seeking to enter the U.S.

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