The Islamic State, Kurdish forces, loyalists and a number of subgroups continue to destroy the country of Syria and the world is now facing a mass exodus. I cannot pretend to have an understanding of the dynamics of the battles of Syria, but it is proving to be an incredibly complex immigration issue and test for European nations. Southeastern European countries are already heavily burdened by weak economies and jobless citizens are now facing a flood of immigrants that are in need of support and resources. What is our responsibility as fellow humans? It appears that the Germans are leading the relief efforts and are welcoming immigrant applicants, but they will need to deal with the addition of thousands of unemployed that don’t necessarily have the skills to be immediately useful to their populous. The Syrians are also going to face an identity crisis, their homeland is being destroyed and cultural artifacts destroyed (Palmyra), leaving them to assimilate or integrate into each respective society. It is likely that many of the immigrants will find refuge in rougher neighborhoods that might not share the same sentiment that the government and media have. But regardless of the integration issues, the lives of the Syrians will most likely benefit from an opportunity to start a new life within the European realm. We will find out how this immigration event changes the policies of the Schengen region and test the European democratic/socialist values with burdening them with added weight to their systems.