These economic migrants don’t have legitimate “asylum” claims. Central American countries are tough places, no doubt. So are many American neighborhoods! But those countries aren’t persecuting people. There’s no systemic need for refugee status in America.
The central story of American politics right now is that one of the two parties is *radicalizing against democracy* in front of our eyes. There are tons of other stories as well, but they all come after that, I think.
Same people screaming “they broke the law!” about terrified Central American moms who committed a *misdemeanor* suddenly not so into “zero tolerance” where law-breaking is concerned.