History’s Peter Shulman explains how Americans have responded to refugee crises

Refugees happy to be alive and safe
Associated PressPeter Shulman, associate professor of history, explained how Americans have responded to the current refugee crisis with fear, similar to the reaction to refugees in World War II. “If we can’t muster even this small gesture of welcoming so miniscule a number—10,000 in the case of Syria—my prediction is that this is one of those moments historians of the future will point to with shame,” he said.