On media using the term “migrant” rather than “refugee”

Media continues, for xenophobic & racist political purpose, to call all refugees “migrants,” even Rohingya fleeing genocide & those from African & Middle Eastern countries fleeing war.

Immigration policies, which are coordinated internationally by governments, used to distinguish between economic & war migrants to deport economic migrants back to their home countries. That distinction is no longer operative; all are considered deportable

We should dispense with the term immigrant & call them all refugees since most of them come from countries economically gutted by neoliberal sweatshop economics & often with US or other foreign troops deployed.

They are all refugees. They are all human. They are all our brothers & sisters. Open the damn borders.