WNYC: What Europe's Refugee Crisis Says About America

WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal recently spoke with HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield, as well as author Lev Golinkin, who was resettled by HIAS when his family fled persecution in the former Soviet Union, about the ongoing refugee crisis.

“If this is the biggest refugee crisis since the second World War why are we taking so few refugees?” asked Mark Hetfield, the president of HIAS. His organization has been resettling refugees since the 1880s, and has called for accepting 100,000 refugees from Syria alone. "It's clearly in our capacity to do so."

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