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“There is a much larger symbolic impact in terms of the global responsibility to resettle refugees and the responsibility to address the crisis that is destabilizing the region,” said Cindy Huang, a visiting policy fellow at the Washington-based Center for Global Development and an expert on migration and refugees (and no relation to Margaret Huang, the Amnesty official). “It’s not just the number of those who would not be able to come to the U.S.; it’s about what this is signaling about the U.S. and its role in addressing the larger crisis.”