The Syrian refugees flooding across Europe are creating a massive problem for countries. Germany has opened its doors to tens of thousands of Syrians which Chancellor Angela Merkel says will "change the makeup of the country forever". You'd think maybe that's something people should have a say in but I guess not.
In the UK, Prime Minister David Cameron won reelection this year on a promise to curtail immigration and increase assimilation but has now decided to take in 20,000 Syrians. I guess even when people think they have a say in this sort of thing, they really don't.
The politics of this crisis is about to hit the US. Most presidential contentders have refused to comment on this. So far, Donald Trump says the we "have to" take in more. As haveLindsey Graham and for fun...Bob Corker. (Added: Scott Walker says he's not going to talk about this)
Carly Finornia is the only one who has said the US has done enough already . If she presses this in the debate next week, I think she'll see another bump in the polls.
The most interesting response so far has been from Marco Rubio. He has two competing story lines at play here. First, much of his campaign is based on how great America is for taking in his family from Cuba which makes opposition to accepting refugees....tricky. But he's also running on the idea we need to expand NSA surveillance because of the threat posed by ISIS.
He's trying to split the baby.
Rubio: open to accepting more Syrian refugees if we can ensure terrorists aren't using this http://t.co/pbDv153XTZ pic.twitter.com/1Dmiby0e2e
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