Essay on The Refugee Crisis And The United States

1004 Words Nov 30th, 2015 null Page
A record number of refugees, especially in Syria and Iraq, are fleeing war, trying to escape from poverty and making a difficult, life-threatening journey to find a safer and better way of life. In September, U.S. President Obama announced that he had decided to raise the number of Syrian refugees admitted into the United States. However, in the wake of terror attacks in Paris, the responses from the U.S. evangelicals have been strongly divided. Some evangelicals believe Americans need to follow their nobler impulses and respond in courage, love, and compassions by welcoming the refugees while many others and even the country’s state governors have voiced their strong oppression for accepting the refugees due to security concerns in the United States. In this paper, I would like to focus on the refugee crisis and how the U.S. evangelicals have responded and their attitudes towards this issue. I would like to examine why some evangelicals support the policy of welcoming the refugees while some are against it and what are their concerns. With at least 31 U.S. governors opposing the resettlement of Syrian refugees in their states and following terrorist attacks in Paris, evangelicals have found themselves discussing what is the appropriate balance between security and compassion in the immigration policy. Firstly, it is not a surprising fact that some evangelical leaders have been calling for Christians to receive and serve refugees. According to the Religion News,…

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