A raft overcrowded with migrants and refugees approaches a beach at dawn on the Greek island of Lesbos Nov. 17, 2015.
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What the Ebola crisis taught us about refugees

It was just over a year ago that the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the U.S. As more cases were detected in the U.S., Florida Sen. Marco Rubio planned legislative action to impose travel bans, and Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst suggested President Obama did not care if Americans contracted the virus. 

Fast forward a year: As of Tuesday afternoon, at least 28 governors had opposed, refused or suspended the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks, according to NBC News. But is such a ban necessary?

Ronald Klain, who appointed the White House’s “Ebola czar” to address the health crisis, took to Twitter Tuesday to remind Americans of the three lessons he learned from managing fears about refugees in the wake of the Ebola crisis:

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What the Ebola crisis taught us about refugees