I am also a realist and no people like you exist that think you are a good caring human being. You are. Unfortunately those who would send these children are not and only know one thing. We cannot absorb this many people without suffering severe consequence. At what point do you say enough? Action must be taken. The question is what kind. Personally I know people will balk at killing mass numbers of people to make a point. The status quo is untenable. That leaves another option which is to absorb the countries which are sending these people so we at least get some benefit and perhaps open up opportunity. We need to start adding stars to the flag again. Bring the dream of America to the rest of the Americas and maybe end up a permanent superpower in the process. Radical problems require radical thinking. We need to start really thinking way outside or very small box.