Morally, Trump is actually right on this. But does it make any kind of sense to aid and abet ISIS, and then say that Syrian refugees should come here?
What sense does it make to grand-stand on Mexican refugees and then bring in Syrians?
If there are fears of ISIS penetration in Europe, what about here in the US? [Whatever you think about ISIS….]
My solution would be for the US to help/fund the resettlement of Syrian Muslim refugees in Muslim countries and Syrian Christian refugees in Christian countries like Armenia or Georgia.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has asked governments around the world to resettle 130,000 Syrians by the end of 2016. In past conflicts, the US has typically taken half of the UNHCR request.
“On a humanitarian basis, something does have to be done,” Mr Trump said.
“It’s a serious problem. We haven’t seen anything like it since the second world war, and it’s getting worse and worse”.
When asked whether he thought they should be allowed in the US, the business mogul said: “I hate the concept of it, but on a humanitarian basis, with what’s happening, you have to.”
He added: “It’s living in hell in Syria. They are living in hell.”