Arguments Against Seeking Asylum

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Seeking Asylum: Refugees Denied of a Home Imagine; being harmed, persecuted, beaten or witnessing the ones you love being sunk into the depths of despair and pain. You try to run from the agony along with the torment, only to be caught with efforts in vain, or you escape only to be rejected or sent back. It hurts, just to imagine hurts. Nonetheless, there are so many constantly on the run, not needing to imagine the heartache or sorrow, not wanting to live in hurt. Every year about 19 million children try to cross border lines out of their country, more than 70 percent of them don’t make it. Many men, women, and children endeavor towards a simple life of peace, away from jeopardy, and “The Declaration of Human Rights” supports every wish for …show more content…
There has been a great number of refugees that escalate violence to the point where governments are experiencing “the pressure to house, provide adequate medical aid, sanitation, water and electricity, much less to employ or educate the refugees, crushed their hosts” (Hanley). There are many people suffering from being denied of a human right and have experienced much loss. The many countries can’t pay the refugees’ price of their food, medication and shelters. The host countries are then forced to push people away because they can’t afford the expenses that comes with accepting refugees. This suggests this violation could be solved with money. Money from fundraisers, donations, or simply giving awareness to the public of what is happening in the global aspect would help protect the refugees’ human rights. Yet there are many more situations that money can’t fix. Petty reasons such as color or lineage are great problems where “Some 60,000 African asylum-seekers from South Sudan and Eritrea, fleeing rampant violence in their own countries, have made their way to the Holy Land… where they are now being subjected to racism at the hands of anti-migrant government officials and worse, the citizens themselves” (Teitel). As …show more content…
As they escape, they face anti-government officials and even citizens they force them to drive out. The host countries justify themselves as they don’t have enough money to amount for the number of refugees, saying the money balance is more important than people’s right to happiness. Yet, the Middle East and Africa are a small part of the world; all over there are those being stripped of their rights and those who shamefully violate those rights. Now again, imagine; knowing someone else being harmed, persecuted, beaten or witnessing the ones they love being sunk into the depths of despair and pain. It hurts, to know others hurt

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