Should We Allow Syrian Refugees?

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The middle east has been in turmoil for years, civil war and religion disputes have led to radicalized groups taking control of most of the region. Right now there are approximately 13.5 million Syrians that are in need of humanitarian assistance and 4.6 million Syrians that are refugees. Half of that 4.6 million are children. Countries like Germany, Sweden, Turkey, and Egypt have already begun to accept Syrian refugees. Allowing people who are fleeing their country is what the United States was built on and how the country was founded, we should allow Syrians to enter, following what we have done in the past that has made our country what it is today. Although certain Syrian refugees may disrupt our national security, they should still be …show more content…
Owen Daniels, a researcher for Middle East Peace and a writer for the Huffington Post shared a very eye opening statistic, “The US has resettled nearly 800,000 refugees since September 11, 2001, and only three have been arrested for activities related to terrorism” (Daniels). Saying that you are scared for Syrian refugees to come in the country because some could be a terrorist is not a good argument because if 800,000 have been let into the country since 2001 and only three have been arrested. The number of people who are not terrorists compared to the number that are not is of no comparison, if we join forces with our allies, we will be able to keep the few bad refugees at bay. Refugees should not be denied access to the United States out of fear because while so few are looking to create ruckus, all most all of them are simply looking for places to start a new life. As a society we are ignorant to think that a race is responsible for terrorist acts, what makes it worse is that one of the main political parties that leads our country believes the same thing. Eric Bradner and Ted Barrett of CNN wrote, “Republicans, however, are stressing the security concerns posed by the potential influx of people from the war-torn country” ("Republicans to President Barack Obama: Keep Syrian Refugees out"). Republicans claim that refugees are a threat to our society because they result in terrorism, that they can't take that “risk”. Well by not letting the refugees in you are denying millions of women and children who have just lost everything, they are trying to start over their lives and we as a ally should be honored to let them resettle here after what they have been through. The people coming from these war torn countries are not trying to start a war. They have just survived their own

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