The United States must be a beacon of hope for all of humanity, if we are to live up to our high ideals. As people, we need to have the kind of kindness and empathy that will be required to turn this World into the kind of place we want to live in. These refugees are fleeing from the same terror that we claim to fight. If anything, they should be our allies. We must reach out to them in humanitarian aid, because that is who we are, or who we believe we are.