There needs to be a cooperative effort between US and Mexico to provide basic essentials to people seeking asylum. This is a humanitarian crisis that requires humane solutions, not punitive actions that will only increase the misery. Perhaps the United Nations can help staff temporary shelters as asylum seekers can be processed into either Mexico or the US. What is not needed is what Trump is doing: targeting “illegal floods of criminals” taking over our country. Instilling fear and hatred and blaming Democrats are tools of a bigot, not of Americans.