Syrian Refugees And The United States Essay

1081 Words Feb 17th, 2016 5 Pages
“Obama’s 10,000 Syrian refugees will cost $460 million to resettle, 91 percent of receive food stamps, and 68 percent receive cash welfare.” (Greenfield). Syrian refugees being allowed to enter states in the U.S. has become a massive debate. Allow them or not? More than half of the governors in the U.S. have declined Syrian refugees to enter their state because of the possible threats. But the federal government ultimately has the final say on whether to allow or refuse them in each state. According to CNN, the Obama administration plans to welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees this year. By allowing that amount of refugees in, more will come fleeing over creating extra uneasiness in the States. Syrian refugees should not be allowed in the United States because lack of funds, potential terrorism and jobs will be taken away from citizens in the U.S. To begin with, welcoming almost 10,000 refugees into the United States, definitely obligates funding for them. The U.S. is currently funding refugees that are living in other countries besides the U.S. According to the Washington Post, “The United States will give $419­ million more in humanitarian aid to assist Syrian refugees and the countries that are hosting them, administration officials said Monday” (Morello). The 419 million dollars does not include the funding for the refugees living here, in America. The amount of money funded towards the refugees has increased from year to year. “The budget line for processing…

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