Essay about The Worst Humanitarian Crisis Of The United States

1307 Words Dec 14th, 2015 6 Pages
Bring Us Your Weak and Your Weary
During the worst humanitarian crisis of our generation, more than ten million Syrians have found themselves displaced from their homes by a tumultuous civil war, and now more than 50% of them have fled, seeking refuge elsewhere. But in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and, more recently, the terroristic shooting in San Bernardino, CA, many Americans are more hesitant to offer their support to the migration of Syrian refugees to the United States for safe harbor. This opposition is mostly driven by fear, but America needs overcome the worry, reach out, and accept Syrian refugees in their time of anguish if it intends to remain a humanitarian leader, and continue to influence growth and prosperity within the nation.
Contrary to popular belief, the exodus of Syrian people from their war-torn home to U.S. soil will not negatively affect our security, or increase our national threat. There are many policies and procedures in place that the United Nations, the United States, and most countries in the world follow to assess the risk, and ensure that any potential threat is properly identified and eliminated. Those who oppose bringing them in, however, use methods commonly known as fear mongering, and claim that by allowing the refugees in, America creates “a pipeline for terrorists” ("Why Is the U.S. Not Doing More to Help Syrian Refugees?") to enter the country. They began doing so by haphazardly referring to Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the…

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