The caravan and asylum

Trump has lied about the caravan and demonized them.  These are mostly people fleeing terrible circumstances and looking for a better life.  They want to work – they are not criminals.   We have any unfilled jobs and can use people who want to work.

I am not in favor of criminals and open borders.  I am in favor of treating people with respect and compassion.  I am opposed to separating parents and their children.

People in the caravan have the right to apply for asylum.  I assume more people are trying to get asylum since Trump is cutting back on legal immigration. Their claims should be evaluated in accordance with the pre-Trump interpretation of the law.

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