Out of curiosity, in the US, the major news outlets are portraying the Syrian refugees ( and non Syrian refugees who are mixed in with the crowd ) in a rather positive light - as harmless victims who are reaching out for help. Maybe its just the news stations that I pay attention to. I'm seeing very different opinions expressed on youtube, though. Are the refugees portrayed in a positive light in your country? Do you agree with how the news media is portraying them? I've seen reports on youtube of people from multiple countries complaining about them. The claims are that they are causing trouble, harassing women ( most notable example was Cologne, Germany but I think that was a unique incident ), and trying to push for cultural change. Ie. supposedly in Germany there is some ban on sausages and women are being told to cover up so as not to incite rape? Not sure how much of this is racist propaganda, and how much of this is just the ugly truth.
A lot of the refugees aren't here to look for trouble, but there is still a lot of cultural friction. There are a number of the refugees who are anything but harmless victims. Some are criminals, some are the same parasites that always try to leech off somewhere other than their home country, and some harass women because they genuinely think it's alright to do so. I have no idea whether these problem elements are a majority, minority or even a group substantial enough to warrant severe measures and restrictions. Fact of the matter remains that Europe's taking a beating that's been predicted for years with their stupid notion of essentially opening borders and making it far too easy to hop on in.
Some politicians want to cut off immigration from the Middle-East and Africa completely and let no-one in. I find that the opposite end of the stupid spectrum, but here in Belgium for example, it is far too easy to just waltz in, get citizenship and then leech off social security. There are woefully inadequate background checks in place and too little staff tending to the integration and follow-up of these people.
So, essentially: it's a giant mixed bag, as one would expect. The biggest problem just comes from what I said above, most European countries have just been too lax and too naive, and now we're getting so many refugees that we can't even process them all. It's an utter mess.
If any media outlet or individual you see online is either claiming they're all saints that should get our sympathy, or they're all maniacs out to murder and convert us all; you're dealing with someone who has a very one-sided perspective of a complex issue. That celebrities and US news outlets are painting one extreme or the other does not surprise me in the slightest.