US Jan 20 ’39: Should the US government permit 10,000 mostly Jewish refugee children to come in from Germany? pic.twitter.com/5cFs5RabQn— Historical Opinion (@HistOpinion) November 17, 2015
But as Yoni notes in the small print of this followup tweet, “Interesting that public support for taking in refugees in 1939 actually rose when they were identified as Jewish.” More ‘39 charts from Historical Opinion here.
GOP lawmakers are reacting in predictable fashion to reports that at least one of the terrorists involved in the Paris attacks had slipped into the country with refugees fleeing the chaos in Syria. Fearing a similar plot in the U.S., more than a dozen governors (including one Democrat) quickly demanded that the Obama administration keep refugees out of their states. But the real battle may be fought on Capitol Hill over the next several weeks, with an aggressive Republican push that could result in a government shutdown.
David Graham has more on the uproar from governors.