What to call car­a­van mem­bers

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Re­gard­ing the Dec. 1 news ar­ti­cle “Leery car­a­van mi­grants moved to new shel­ter”:

There is a prob­lem with us­ing the wrong noun to de­scribe the peo­ple at the U.S.-Mex­ico border. These peo­ple are mis­tak­enly called mi­grants when it is clear they are refugees seek­ing asy­lum. Mi­grants come for sea­sonal work, then re­turn to their coun­tries; refugees are es­cap­ing slav­ery, wars and death.

Doug Ross, Rockville

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