Here is an age old strategy being currently deployed by the unseen steering committee of the many people marching north through Mexico. Focus attention on the women and children for the sympathy vote. Every single time you invoke "children" and now more than ever, "women", it automatically gets the sympathy of citizens who empathize with their plight. Never mind that what is happening is a mass invasion of our border where the bottom line is we have to physically HURT them.
Now here is the hard part and it is unpopular to boot. A woman or child’s life is not as important as it was ages ago when they meant the survival of the clan or tribe. I WON’T trade my life for a migrant child or anyone. Remember in the movie “I, Robot” when Will Smith’s character rebelled because the rescuing robot saved his life over the young girls? The robot made the choice that it could only save one of the two and according to triage rules, he was more valuable.
Honduras and Guatemala are responsible for THEIR OWN citizens, not the USA. If the people marching are suffering, it is their own country’s fault, not ours and not our problem until they try to forcefully enter our country. I don’t watch the advertisements for starving children in a 3rd world country, or those of abused animals and I put this in the same category. If they force their way into our country, they must be stopped even if it means violence. They will become invaders. If they tried this in any number of other countries, they would repel them as such.
I believe in immigration, but only the legal way of applying. Sneak into my house and I will consider you a burglar. If you think my rational is off the mark, then ask yourself how many of these poor women and children you are willing to house and subsidize permanently on your current wages? None? No surprise there.