Sadly, that is not the case. One side is calling the tens of thousands surging over our borders refugees. Even my favorite cartoonist, KAL, gets it wrong — as letter writer Bill Krehbrink recently pointed out ("KAL untruthful about immigration," July 22). These folk are not immigrants, they are individuals who knowingly have broken the law. Were they true refugees, they would be going everywhere — Mexico, nearby countries, even to the Caribbean, but they are not. Look at the pictures of that Mexican train called "La Bestia" ("the beast"). Immigrants don't arrive that way. Even hundreds of years ago when they did, they were screened and many were deported.