Some have tried to deter migrants from crossing by restricting access to asylum and separating families while others may try to slow crossings by narrowing eligibility for asylum and try to create limited alternatives for people to seek admittance to the US. These temporary solutions are not enough to address the needs of those arriving to the US.

Instead, this creates a tumultuous system in which the dignity of those seeking protection is left up in the air to the discretion of the president in office and the border agent they encounter. Until we as a country recognize the humanitarian aspect of the current migratory reality we will continue to resort to solutions that ignore the cries of those suffering.

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