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Humanitarian Aid Leader Responds To Refugee Backlash

President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee David Miliband speaks on stage at the Annual Freedom Award Benefit hosted by the International Rescue Committee at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on November 4, 2015 in New York City.  (Brian Ach/Getty Images)
President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee David Miliband speaks on stage at the Annual Freedom Award Benefit hosted by the International Rescue Committee at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on November 4, 2015 in New York City. (Brian Ach/Getty Images)

The possibility that at least one of the suicide bombers in Paris came into France as a refugee has prompted a backlash against refugees. Many U.S. governors now say they oppose allowing Syrian refugees to settle in their states, and Republicans in Congress are moving to pause President Obama’s plan to bring 10,000 Syrians to the U.S. in the next two years.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson hears an argument from the other side of this debate:David Miliband is the president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, an organization that works to advocate for refugees. Miliband shares his response to the wave of opposition to resettling Syrian refugees.

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