Application Of Admission As Refugees

1359 Words Dec 1st, 2016 6 Pages
On September of 2015, the image of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi went viral. “The toddler’s lifeless body on a Turkish beach had reverberated across the globe” (Parkinson & George-Cosh, 2015). Aylan’s family had “fled the brutal civil war in their native Syria and only attempted the boat crossing after Canada denied their application of admission as refugees. The image led to an astonishing outpouring of support for Syrian refugees” (Hein & Niazi, 2016). President accepted 10,000 Syrian refugees.” (Hein & Niazi, 2016). But “In the US, the governors of 31 of 50 states issued orders to prevent the resettlement of Syrian refugees and by a vote of 289 to 137 the US House of Representatives approved legislation to ban the admissions of all Syrian and Iraqi refugees” (Hein & Niazi, 2016). “Kansas is among those 31 states that do not welcome Syrian refugees” (Hein & Niazi, 2016). On November 16, 2015, Governor Sam Brownback issued the Executive order No. 15-07 stating:
“No department, commission, board, or agency of the government of the State of Kansas shall aid, cooperate with, or assist in any way the relocation of refugees from Syria to the State of Kansas. This order includes, but is not limited to, the Kansas Refugee Program, the refugee Resettlement Program, and the Refugee Social Service Program administered within the Kansas Department for Children and Families, and the Kansas Refugee preventive Health Program administered within the Kansas Department of Health and…
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