Kristallnacht, refugees and all of us: How the U.S. Congress responded 80 years ago, and what is says about our country in the age of Trump

Sen. Robert Wagner was a Tammany Hall Democrat from New York. Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers, from Boston, was descended from a patrician New England family. On Feb. 9, 1939, they introduced legislation to admit 20,000 German children to the United States over two years — over and above the existing annual quota of 27,300 for all German and Austrian immigrants.