In the wake of the Paris Massacre, France’s president Francois Hollande has once again asserted that France will be taking in Syrian refugees by the thousands.

Republicans in America this week have done the opposite of President Hollande by panicking and making outrageous claims like: We should ban all Muslim refugees (Ted Cruz), five year old Syrian orphans have the potential to be terrorists (Chris Christie), and we should closely monitor all current Muslim American citizens (Ben Carson).

President Hollande encouraged citizens in France to ignore the impulse to demonize and question the Syrian refugees.

“30,000 refugees will be welcomed over the next two years. Our country has the duty to respect this commitment,” explaining that they will undergo vigorous security checks.

Hollande noted that “some people say the tragic events of the last few days have sown doubts in their minds,” but called it a “humanitarian duty” to help those people … but one that will go hand in hand with “our duty to protect our people.”

“We have to reinforce our borders while remaining true to our values,” he said.

President Obama has echoed Hollande’s sentiment by standing by the U.S. decision to remain open and accommodating to Syrian refugees with common-sense screenings.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com