We need to look at the bigger picture. Instead of building a wall to keep people out who are only doing what any mother would do - to get her children to a better place, a safer place - we need to see why mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters are forced to make such a decision in the first place.
I mean, let's think about this from our own perspective. What if a bomb suddenly went off in your city. Or maybe not something as traumatic? Well, too bad. I want you to get inside of some one else's shoes. And these shoes happen to be those of a 25-year-old woman with two kids under the age of three whose husband has been found shot to death by the local drug/military/political/mafia. Take your pick.
Or maybe the last bomb that hit the city you live in was just close enough to make you say, that's it, we're going to have to leave. Today.
But I'll dial it back for those who can't see either scenario just yet.
Let's say you're sitting in a bar with a buddy and he or she leans over and says, "You know what? Pack the kids up, we're going to walk to Canada. Tomorrow."
And you say, "well that sounds like a swell idea!"
And you go home and your wife and kids happily agree to pack up what ever they can carry and walk to Canada because you and your best buddy decided this sounded like a good idea after a few cocktails.
Because really, what's a few thousand miles on foot to reach a place you've never been?
Do we really think any person who packs up their family and only the belongings they can carry and walks from their home in a far away land all the way to the U.S., or someplace else they've never been before, is doing it 'for the fun of it?'
If all the migration charts are correct, it seems no one is 'from here,' where ever your here might be. At some point in time, your ancestors migrated from one place to another, for reasons we may never know, and under circumstances I hope we are never faced with like war, a hostile political landscape, kidnapping or slavery, the environment or a natural disaster.