I am old enough to recall when, not thousands, but millions of people were refugees in Europe. World War II created the necessity for millions of people to leave one area that was once their home, and flee to another since their home was now part of a different nation. Today, hundreds of thousands are leaving the Middle East, and parts of Africa in search of a new life. Ironically, fewer and fewer people are moving from Mexico, despite the hysteria created by Donald Trump and fear mongers.
So, what happened when MILLIONS were refugees. I guess since so many people fell into that category, there was recognition of the need to do something. Frankly, most of them did not have any nation to return to. There were at least a million Jews who had survived the Holocaust, and the thought of returning to areas of Europe where their former neighbors had aided the Nazis made it impossible to return. So, wha to do today?
1. Europe and the US have to invest billions in the Middle East and Africa to develop jobs.
2. There is need for major water development projects to deal with decline in rainfall.
3. There is need for a regulated, reasonable number of refugees for each country in Europe and the US and Canada. Actually, Canada already is accepting Syrians.
4.How about each college in America sponsoring ten refugee students with free scholarships and room and board?
Just DO something!