The refugee stays home and dies, or flees with loved ones to another country. It’s a matter of primitive survival instincts. You and me — we would run for our lives, as the refugee must.

The asylum seekers, like the refugees, flees county to escape war or persecution — they don’t want to die. They don’t want their children to die. But they have yet to achieve refugee status. Recently, the Trump administration said that families fleeing rampant violence of gangs and gov’t corruption cannot seek asylum in the US.

The migrant flees country to seek a better job, to improve standard of living, to join family.

If I was one of them I’d be fleeing.

So would you.