The United States is supposed to be a place where a person of any ethnicity, race, or religion can find freedom and peace. Today, however, refugees are fleeing the United States, choosing the risk of being arrested in Canada over being deported from the U.S.
No one chooses to be a refugee. For these individuals and families, deportation is a death sentence. In many cases, they have fled impoverished, war-torn countries. Basic necessities, such as access to clean water, food, and medicine, are unavailable in their native countries. What they need is help, compassion, and care, but instead, they are met by a current political climate that considers them criminals just for existing and needing help.