It's not really a Hobson Choice though. These parents knew before coming that the previous administration was lenient on families. Thus, many were purposely using kids as a means to entry. There are also multiple cases a fraud, and many of these "families" don't even have official paper work to prove that they are, indeed families. This is, in fact, one of the most abused routes for child trafficking. The HHS and administration is not only attempting to protect the borders, but decrease instances of human trafficking, and modern slavery. If such a policy is not implemented and we do not have laws, then word gets out on how to circumvent the system and it only encourages the worst cases of abuse and creates more horrifying cases of victims. President Donald J. Trump is Working to End Human Trafficking I think what better applies is false dilemma. Either don't come in the first place, dragging your children hundreds of miles, or apply for asylum legally at a border station in the first safe nation, or the moment you are out of danger and don't break the law by border jumping.