This proposal, not surprisingly, has not been embraced by everyone. In spite of the fact that a significant number of these children could qualify for refugee protection according to U.S. and international law, some people focus only on their legal status. These children are being sent here by their parents from places like Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, which have the first, fourth, and fifth highest murder rates in the world. The United States, among the world's leaders in advocating for the protection of human rights, often asks nations to accept refugees — like Lebanon and Jordan, to where 2 million Syrians, including many Christians, have fled for their lives. How, then, can our nation simply return 60,000 children to their persecutors? Whether one thinks these children should be in our country or not, the reality is they are here and need to be humanely cared for as long as they continue to be with us.