The current US administration is deliberately conflating Central American refugees fleeing terror with economic immigrants. AG Sessions has even decided that gang violence and domestic abuse do not equate to terror in order to justify sending refugees back to the countries from which they’ve fled.
The actions of the administration finally hit the consciousness of Americans and the World when we became aware of the policy to take children from their parents, sending them hundreds of miles away, making contact difficult, if not impossible. The backlash forced a backtrack on that policy, but it now appears that the children are being used as bargaining chips and hostages. If the parents want to be re-united with their children, they must give up their legitimate claims to asylum and be sent back to the terror from which they fled.
To learn more about the conditions in Central America that are creating refugees and the stories of several refugees, check out this website on the Central American Refugee Crisis.