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Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

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.

Coincidentally, 10,000 is also the number of Syrian refugees that the U.S. agreed to accept this fiscal year, which began October 1. Russell has the latest on the brewing political battle:

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.