Essay On Refugees In Vietnam

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After the war in Vietnam there were hundreds of thousands, Vietnamese people leaving the country in the search of new place to live. Given the United States role in the conflict, America became obligated to admit them into the country. In total we took over 750,000 Vietnamese people into our country so they could start a new life. Today, we created the same type of war conflict as vietnam that caused thousands of people’s homes being destroyed. Like Vietnam, we should have to coalesce as a country to help the Syrians in need to find a new haven. There have been nearly four million Syrians that left their homeland, going to Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey. (Chapman, Steve) Hundreds of thousands have set sails across the dangerous Mediterranean Sea to take refuge in Europe, and many have not made this voyage: More than 5,000 people have died in the attempt. Causing many European countries having no choice but to open the doors of their country and let them in. Turkey has over 1.9 million refugees, and Germany is taking in 800,000 refugees while the United States is only taking in a mere 1,500 people in from Syria. It’s not like we can’t take in the refuges because in the normal year, we resettle more than any other country. With the …show more content…
The inscription on the Statue of Liberty reads: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”(qtd. Fallows, James) These words have welcomed millions, which helped spawn the Greatest Generation and powered the engine of the 20th century. (Fallows, James) We should introspection on ourselves and should pursue our congress to rule that we need to help the refugees of Syria and other 3rd world

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