Should the U.S. Be Doing More to Help Solve the Syrian Refugee Crisis?

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The devastating photo published last week of a drowned Syrian boy brought home the human toll of a crisis that has been somewhat removed from the daily lives of many Americans. But that startling image and the sheer number of Syrian refugees -- almost 4 million at last count -- has many people asking if the United States is doing enough. We'll check in on the crisis, examine the United States' refugee policy and hear suggestions for what Bay Area residents can do to support those seeking asylum.


Melanie Nezer, vice president of policy and advocacy for HIAS, the oldest voluntary resettlement agency in the world

Karen Ferguson, executive director of the International Rescue Committee of Northern California

Rick Lyman, central and eastern European bureau chief for The New York Times

Peter Sutherland, United Nations special representative of the secretary-general (SRSG) for international migration

Mark Toner, deputy spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State