......and don't forget that a Republican president, along with a british prime minister are primarily responsible for the middle east disaster area and the growth of IS.
The syrians are fleeing from the merciless and indiscriminate bombings carried out by 'president'Assad and his army, as well as, in the case of young men, dodging the draft into said army. Familiar to you in the USA? As long as they can see no future for their familieas and themselves they will head for anywhere that vaguely looks like a promised land.
Tackling the problems on the spot means properly funding the UNHCR so that it can do its' job, talking countries like Turkey into actually giving syrians refugee status and also persuading them to stop bombarding the PKK since they the only really effective oppostion to IS.
Then again, we shouldn't forget that some palestinians have been living in refugee camps for 70 years..................
What's the inscription on the statue of liberty?