My family were refugees once so I have a vested interest in this myself. I think North America should do its fair share of accepting in refugees.
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In Sweden there are A LOT of refugees/immigrants. My aunt actually works with making sure immigrants under the age of 18 get a place to stay, money to survive and putting them to school. I believe it is a great thing that Sweden allows so many refugees, however it is a complicated issue. There are a lot you have to think about when taking in refugees to avoid conflict, and that is to mix up areas a lot so there are a lot of diversity, and not just the Somali community, Eritrean community, Afghan community etc etc. Because if they do have those kind of communities, chances that they make an effort to get along with other people outside their nationality is much much smaller, and in a lot of cases creates gangs, and it also creates conflict because they group up and go against each other.
I really do believe European should accept refugees though, I mean In Sweden we have so many refugees who have taken up to 7 months to a year to actually get to Sweden, and to be rejected or sent back after all that struggle is really a shame, simply because you want to find some place safe.
The biggest fear europeans have is immigrants taking over their country by their population being bigger than the native one. It makes them feel like they are losing their country. And also the fear of isis and terrorism makes people fear muslims, when in reality, that is what most of the refugees are running away from in the first place, war and terror.
The only problem I have is when immigrants act like they are in their own country. Attacking females that don't wear hijab or are not covered up as they would like them to be (quite extreme case but its just an example that can happen) for example, I believe is really wrong. If they are in a new country, they will simply have to conform to that culture, and not disrespect it. If a country accepts you as a refugee, then you should pay your respects in return and not take advantage of it.3