Above is a map of the Arab world (I’ve recoloured the disputed Iraq/Syria/ISIL and Palestine territories red and light green respectively).
The 16 dark green countries above are all Arabic-speaking, mostly Muslim lands; apart from the Kurds and the Assyrians, the rest of those fleeing Syria and/or Iraq would likely be a lot more at home in those countries than in the West.
So, why aren’t such countries, esp. the rich Gulf states and Saudi Arabia, inviting refugees to come to them; why are the refugees themselves mostly hell-bent on going to the West; and why are Western leaders not encouraging the Syrians’ / Iraqis’ fellow Arab states to accept them instead?
The leaders of the rest of the Arab world are simply no more generous towards the Syrian refugees than they have been to Palestinians; they are selfish, and further, they also prefer to use their own cousins as weapons against the West.
Many of those fleeing are not actual political refugees, and are simply more concerned about bettering themselves economically than they are inclined to continuing living amongst their own kind of people, hence their drive to the West. Some are bent on wreaking havoc in the West, and so are also heading to the West to do so from within.
Our leaders are traitors and haters of their own kind, who don’t mind flooding our societies with culturally unassimilable newcomers.
But all of them would instead rather excoriate Donald Trump than encourage such a natural solution.
That’s all there is to it.