The sole purpose of requiring asylum in first country when they are merely passing through is to keep terrified and endangered families from their right to seek asylum in the USA. It puts an extra burden on the seekers and on Mexico. What has happened to the USA I believed in, the one with Lady Liberty inviting the oppressed? Oh, yeah, it's up on the east coast inviting the privileged and educated. Are they willing to work the fields, orchards, etc? Shame.