I want fair treatment for immigrants, but that is almost irrelevant to the case of the children at our southern border.
They are refugees, they are frightened, more than half have been directly threatened. More important -- for many children are frightened unreasonably -- their parents are frightened for them, so frightened that they send them on a long, dangerous trip because they believe that staying home would be even more dangerous.
And almost all outside observers agree with the parents, at least about the danger of staying home.
The status of refugees is covered by treaties that they USA has signed. This is not a political issue; it is an issue of international law. Congress has the power to appropriate money, and the money to deal with this problem is theirs to deny, but the administration is obligated to deal with it anyway. President Obama is committed, by solemn obligation undertaken by previous presidents and previous senates, to deal with the refugee problem as best he can with the resources available.