Undocumented immigrant children are fleeing violence and poverty, according to Pew Research.
When they illegally enter the United States, they challenge the patience of American citizens and tax the resources of border communities.
Nothing should minimize the overload on emotions and resources. Citizens who live in border communities aren’t responsible for the federal policies that don’t work.
At the same time, a relatively wealthy, allegedly Christian nation ought to be able to help children and, in some cases, the young mothers who accompany them.