The US is a beacon of hope for many who are facing persecution in countries abroad. Although we are not without our faults, those who reside here are under protection of the laws which provide more freedom than the countries from which refugees are fleeing. We should continue to be a refuge for those who are facing genocide in their countries. This should include other countries as well as other groups....it should include anyone seeking refuge. For example, Russia. We all know of the atrocities that the LGBTQ people in Chechnya are facing and yet we stand by and do nothing. When the holocaust occurred, world leaders did not listen until it was too late. Let's not make the same mistake twice, offer refuge not war.