Under the rule of law and under the administrations of Democrat and Republican presidents and Congress. Persons fleeing the dire poverty, hunger, crime and corruption of El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua have been classified and received in this country as LEGAL REFUGEES. Refugee Act of 1980 was reauthorized in 2002, years before Obama came to office. Why did Congress bring forth this law? For all the reasons I have been stating. I didn’t “invent” this law; it’s the law. So, all you demanding we follow the rule of law, I ask, “What’s your plan?” Are you so ready at the drop of a hat to become outlaws to the extent you violate the Supreme Law of the Land?
As for you ‘experts’ on Mexico, Central American nations are NOT Mexico. Mexico is doing quite well, thank you.
Okay, now I’m ready to hear, “But, I don’t care what the law says.” Go ahead. Who goes first?
For your reference: THE REFUGEE ACT of 1980 http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/resource/the-refugee-act
Also for your (legal) reading pleasure, a concise history of the region in question, if you truly want to craft an educated opinion:
Finally, also for your (legal) reading pleasure and edification, official U.S. Government policy on the matter of REFUGEES from the Central American countries affected: Temporary Protected Status http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status-deferred-enforced-departure/temporary-protected-status