The Pros And Cons Of The Syrian Refugees

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Recently there have been increasing talks of refugees and whether we should allow them into our country or not. This issue was brought up suddenly because of the Syrian Refugee crisis. This crisis is a global issue and most Americans pretend that it does not affect them in any way because they are oceans apart, which simply is not true. As Americans, we should be doing more to help these people in distress, people who have lost their family, homes, and loved ones. But our politicians continue to spread the false truth about these refugees with big talks of security risks claiming they could be radical Islamists, also economic risks, and that we are not responsible since we didn 't create the crisis. America has always been the land of opportunities …show more content…
This is a sign of respect and a true call to the values of America. But after the 9/11 attacks in New York we’ve started to stray away from these American values of caring about people and helping the ones in need in fear of terrorism. This is true especially today in the Syrian Refugee crisis where we fear that ISIS members or other terrorists could pose as refugees. Our politicians use them to show off how they will oppose the refugee migration because they might be terrorists and we believe them, turning away people who are in dire need our help. Over half of our state Governors have said that they will block refugees from Syria into their states, which has no legal basis when you consider the powers the Governors have. And to ease one 's mind about security risks here is the short refugee process chart in Figure 1 straight from the U.S Citizenship and Immigration …show more content…
But they fail to realize that it was our, the United States invasion of Iraq that lead to instability in the region. ISIS or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria was a part of Al-Qaeda that operated in Iraq. And Al-Qaeda was formed from a freedom fighter 's group that the United States funded under the Reagan administration during the early 1980’s in order to fight the Soviets. So when the Soviets left Afghanistan America stopped the funding the freedom fighters and in this vacuum, what we know today as Al-Qaeda was born (Atkins, and Stephen E. Atkins. "Al Qaeda."). This Iraqi part of Al-Qaeda or ISIS, eventually ended up creating further instability in the Region. So, in short, the United States is indirectly responsible for the Syrian Refugee crisis that is occurring today. This is not to say that no other countries are responsible, there are many other countries that have aided to the instability in the Middle East, countries such as Russia, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and many more. But to deny that we had nothing to do with this crisis is

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