Speaking from the G-20 summit, President Obama appealed to our duty as human beings.
In the wake of Friday's deadly attacks in Paris, some political leaders are responding by taking staunch anti-refugee positions.
Several governors across the U.S. have declared that they will not accept Syrian refugees being relocated to their states.
Although, as Ian Millhiser at ThinkProgress points out, governors don't actually have the authority to override the federal government and deny entry to refugees. Even so, the anti-refugee sentiment is far from uncommon, and that's worrisome.