This piece was originally published on The Huffington Post.
The United States should invite 25,000 Syrian families to send one child 10 years or younger to the United States. There they would stay in foster homes until the war is over. The family could reclaim them any time they choose (they should leave instruction if the child would be available for adoption or be retrieved by other family members if they perish). Because of the age of the children, nobody could claim that they pose a security risk.
There is a very successful precedent for this idea. Such a kinder-transport took place in 1938. It followed Kristallnacht, also known as the Night of Broken Glass, on November 9 and 10, 1938, during which the Nazis took more than 30,000 Jews to concentration camps.
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