I lean Democrat now. However, I don't think the refugees at the border can just break US laws as they seem intent to do.
First of all if escaping spousal abuses or gang violence was enough to claim asylum tens of thousands of Americans would be able to become refugees and flee to Canada. Cities like Baltimore and St. Louis rank among some of the most dangerous in the Americas.
Yes I agree with those who have valid claims but being accepted as a refugee is NOT a right. Its a concession and the recipient country also has a right to refuse to accept.
Most of these Central Americans are pretending to claim asylum because human traffickers tell them that this is the easiest way to be allowed into the USA. They are also told that their chances improve if they bring young kids so we have 2 Guatemalans who died after being forced to walk hundreds of miles across Mexico under horrendous conditions, so entered the USA compromised.
Yes Honduras is a very poor country and that nation plus Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua make Guyanese look like rich people. But poverty isn't a valid claim to be granted asylum. They just have to go through the process of legal immigration just like the rest of the planet. Guyanese would also love to migrate to the USA, but cannot walk there and claim to be refugees.
People are doing a disservice to those people by encouraging them to attempt to enter the USA and claim asylum. 90% will be denied and will be forced to return to their homelands, and this after paying criminals thousands of dollars to traffic them but having no means to repay them.