Coming from the Republican side of the spectrum, many candidates wish to seal off Syrian refugees from entering US territory. Their reason for this isolationism is fear. People are afraid that terrorists are disguising themselves as refugees in order to gain access into the country. Donald Trump had a very interesting idea on how to guarantee the safety of our country. He proposed that all Muslims within the US should be required to wear an item of clothing that shows that they are practicing Islam. However, this reminds me of a similar plan that was developed in Nazi Germany under Hitler's rule.
Contrasting the Republican belief, President Obama believes that this is the worst time to close our borders. He believes that this is a time for compassion and acceptance. Many of the democratic candidates are supporting this decision. Both of the front-runners of the democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, are attempting to make the immigration process easier for all Syrian refugees.
The idea that is proposed by the democratic side of the spectrum seems more reasonable than the one proposed by many of the republicans. Millions of people were forced out of their homes and are seeking asylum. To refuse entrance of these immigrants based solely on their religious affiliation is blatant discrimination.