Like you, we read with heavy hearts the heartbreaking stories of Syrian refugees struggling to find their way through Europe after escaping the horrors of ISIL and the Assad regime in Syria. As yet the U.S. has done very little to resettle refugees, with just over a 1000 refugees currently resettled and a target next year of 10,000. Compare this to Germany (1/4 the size of the U.S. in population) who will take in an estimated 800,000 refugees. Of the 22 Presidential candidates Martin O'Malley was the first to speak up clearly for more action. The former Maryland Governor calls on the U.S. to accept at least 65,000 next year. Since O'Malley's clear statement on the need to do more, other candidates have begun to speak on this issue calling for "more to be done" but with few specifics and often couched in a need to have the refugees "thoroughly vetted." We are also happy to see GOP candidate Lindsey Graham state recently that he would "support emergency appropriation for refugees." We certainly hope that aspirational statements on aiding Syrian refugees translate into action. The United States, "the nation of immigrants and refugees—can do more." We certainly agree Mr. O'Malley.