Syrian Refugees For The Civil War Essay

1028 Words Jan 11th, 2016 5 Pages
Beginning in 2011, more than 250,000 Syrians have lost their lives due to the civil war that has taken over their country. Four and a half years of armed conflict have also left eleven out of twenty two million Syrians displaced and subjected to oppression. And out of these eleven million people, the United States has only admitted 1,854 into the country. These displaced Syrians are regarded as refugees, or people who are forced to leave their country in order to escape war or persecution. As a result of their civil war, millions of Syrians are left in war torn settings and in desperate need of a safe place to reside. Despite this information, many people regard as true the single story that Syrian refugees seeking to enter the U.S. are liable to have ties with terror groups such as Islamic State. Many Americans claim that Syrian refugees have the ability to carry out terrorist actions if granted entrance into the country, while others claim that they are only here to have a better life in order to provide for themselves and their families. Syrian refugees should be allowed into the United States because rejecting people admission into this country based on race contradicts the values America was built upon. Since the U.S. government has the ability to carry out thorough background checks and interviews on anyone entering the country as a refugee, American can welcome Syrian refugees while also ensuring the safety of its citizens. According to the article “More than half…

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