One partial solution to the crisis of Syrian and other refugees is found in the model of the kindertransport of Jewish children during World War II. In the American case, refugee parents would allow their children to come to the United States to live with vetted host parents for the length of the crisis in Syria. It is understood that these children would return to their families in the future. The children would attend school, perhaps even college or other post high school education, returning home with skills badly needed in their countries. If only children under the age of 12 were allowed to participate, some of the fears of admitting terrorists to our state would be mitigated. We would thereby fulfill the promise of America.
Karen L. Shectman