Most US media has an editorial policy of using the word ‘migrant’, defined as ‘a person who moves from one place to another in order to find work or better living conditions.’ The correct term, which media refuses to use, is ‘refugee’, defined as a person forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.’ To which we may add forced also to leave because of sweatshop economics & neoliberal economic plunder.
Most of us just prefer to see them as fellow human beings, working people, brothers & sisters. No human being is alien to us & we have no intention of letting war, occupation, plunder, genocide chase them or us from our homelands.