CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – The recent issues with refugees from Syria isn’t the first time people have had concerns about refugees coming into the United States.
Questions about refugees were also significant after World War I and during World War II. It also seemed to crop up after Sept. 11.
Eric Muller of the UNC School of Law said, “It’s sort of a familiar thing that we go through in American society in which there is so sort of frightening or threatening behavior that happens out there in the world, like Pearl Harbor or 9/11 or the attack on Paris and we react with fear.”
Muller said there are systems in place to screen refugees and that so far they’ve been shown to work well.