Why do we call them Refugees when they cross the border en masse to other countries, but when they come into the United States, we call them Illegal Immigrants? Why is this camp in Kenya called a refugee camp? (photo from this website: Kenya Draws Timeline For Closure of Dadaab Refugee Camp and Expatriation of Refugees ) And this one in Texas is not? (from this website: Photos of Trump 'Tent Cities' for Unaccompanied Children - Some Separated from Parents Under Zero-Tolerance ) Displaced peoples are moving across borders. They are going from economically depressed environments to those with economic opportunity. They are traveling as families. They are fleeing war and violence. Many of these refugees fled without any identification. They have no means to prove their citizenship. They may not even know what country they came from. They just fled. They were told by people along the way that they were going in the right direction. That peace was just on the other side of that fence. And they fled. How would our world be different if we switched the dialogue. If instead of "Illegals" Republicans started calling people "Refugees". Because that's what we're dealing with. Political refugees. Environmental refugees. Our world will only see more of these. Lots more. What are the lucky ones going to do?