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Syrian Refugee Crisis: Response From The United States

Matthias Schrader / AP

Hungarian soldiers stop a migrant family at the border exit between Serbia and Hungary in Asotthalom near Roszke, southern Hungary, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015.

Matthias Schrader / AP

With 4 million Syrians displaced by a civil war and the so-called Islamic State, the eyes of the world are on the United States and Europe to see how it will respond to the Syrian refugee crisis. Germany has accepted more Syrian refugees than any other country, now at 800,000 people this year. The U.S. has accepted 1,500 this year and President Barack Obama said last week that he’s directing the state department to accept up to 10,000 refugees next year. UC Davis law professor Brian Soucek, who specializes in immigration law and policy, joins us to talk about the U.S. role in responding to the Syrian refugee crisis. He’ll also explain how the U.S. has responded to past refugee crises, dating back to WWII.

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