The world is experiencing it’s “worst refugee crisis since World War II” (The Worst Crisis You’ve Never Heard Of). Refugees, along with having to leave their possessions and family behind in their usually war-torn or violent country, face many additional issues that are cause for the concern. Despite the United Nations’ best efforts, refugee camps are not equipped with the sufficient amount of food, medical care, and shelter for the thousands of people that pour into them everyday. With that in mind, many refugees are undernourished, sick, and generally hopeless. The continuing refugee crisis has also posed a unique issue for countries all around the world: not only does it bring about humanitarian concerns in individuals, but the ever-increasing flow of refugees cannot be kept up with and has the potential to harm other country’s economy and population. Similar refugee crises due to conflicts in countries like Palestine, Germany, Vietnam, Sudan, Afghanistan, Rwanda, and Myanmar have been handled, but recent displacements are even more difficult for countries to deal with. However, countries that accept refugees serve as examples for the best possible solution to the crisis: aiding refugees, not fearing them. A massive issue, like that of the refugee crisis, is the outcome of many different events. Since the end of World War II, there has been a significant buildup of refugees. People have been pouring out of countries such as Palestine, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia,
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Mandatory detention is the practice of compulsorily detaining or imprisoning people seeking political asylum. Whilst Australia is not the only country to detain unauthorized arrivals in certain circumstances, it is the only country where there is mandatory immigration detention for all unlawful non-citizens. This imposition of mandatory detention for asylum seekers arriving in Australia without visas is a violation of basic human rights principles. As a signatory to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and countless treaties from the UN, our nation is in compliance with these principles, and whilst Australia continues to impose mandatory detention on Asylum Seekers we are violating the terms of these treaties.
Can you imagine that your little town is being attacked or even a natural disaster may be occurring and you have nowhere to go? What would you do? How would you survive? You would have to flee your home away from the tragic disaster. You would have no place to call home and all you would have is the clothes on your back. Some in the process of leaving their town never get to see their family again and are lucky if they survive. This is why I believe that refugees should be allowed into the United States under certain conditions. These include having a positive background, being eligible for a job and respecting our nation as well as the people in it. As the US turns refugees away, thousands of lives are being taken away. We could easily help them by taking them into our country. Although some people that enter the country may commit crimes, that doesn’t mean we should turn all of them away. It would cause way more harm than good. Most crimes that happen in the United States are caused by the people that are US citizens rather than the refugees. All of these innocent lives are just being taken away and as many Americans sit back and do nothing about it. When we could be out there saving lives. Our country has to step in and do something about this serious situation. There are solutions we could use to solve these problems by making sure all people that enter this country are good at heart. Outside of very few exceptions our country is mainly made up of refugees and
A refugee is a person who was forced to leave their country. Whether it be from warfare or natural disaster, their homes are no longer safe to live in, so they need to relocate elsewhere. Once someone sets foot on the journey of becoming a refugee, they become vulnerable and dependent with no sense of what the future will bring. In an attempt to accommodate them, first world countries with the resources necessary to assist these refugees, are struggling to determine whether or not they should step-in and help. Some argue that taking them in could come with excessive consequences, while others believe they could be assets. Although there may be a few consequences, they are outweighed by the benefits and undeniable severity of the situation.
As our knowledge of Sierra Leone is very limited. The information which we can obtain in Australia from the newspapers, internet and government can be biased. The fact remains that these refugees arrived lawfully to compete in the 2006 Commonwealth Games. A fair go for refugees is a fair go for all Australians, most of the current arrivals have fled from conflict zones. Very few passed "safe countries" on their way to Australia, as most countries in our region, are not signatory to the Refugee Convention and are well-known for maltreatment of asylum seekers The law at the time was changed by the government to prevent asylum seekers that arrived by boat.
The dilemma regarding the American refugee policy and America’s stance on refugees at this point in time is a challenging topic for many to discuss. Not only is this controversy affecting Americans, it is also hurting refugees in desperate need of our help. America needs to start handling the emerging refugee crisis by first working to remove the stereotype associated with refugees, then the U.S. needs to assess which refugee countries should (if any) actually be banned, and after accomplishing those-- America needs to work to help the countries in need by letting refugees in, and working to help the refugees live happily in their country of origin.
According to UNHCR, a refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries. When people flee their own country, and seek sanctuary in another country, they apply for asylum – the right to be recognized as a refugee and receive legal protection and material assistance. An asylum seeker must demonstrate that his or her fear of persecution in his or her home country is
Words used everyday by our media and our highest politicians. We hear it uttered with condescension and tainted by fear.[b] But essentially ‘asylum seekers, refugees, boat people’ is what will determine our country's federal election. But many people in this room may not actually know what these 3 phrases really mean[c]. Are these people that seeking a better life, trying to be free and do what’s best for their families. Similarly maybe even searching for health care and resources, perhaps even fleeing from persecution or something else that is out of their control.
One step towards improving the U.S.’s refugee policy is giving more aid to the countries who take in the most. While the United States is “the largest donor to the relief agencies” helping refugees settle in Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan,
The United States should continue take in Syrian refugees at a high rate because it is a humanitarian gesture for the people uprooted by war and crisis. The United States has been accepting refugees systematically since 1980, when the Refugee Act passed. The goal of the Refugee Act was to create a uniform procedure with which to provide these opportunities to refugees. Since early 2011, Syria’s civilians have been suffering from the effects of their country’s Civil War. The United States provides a safe haven for babies, kids, teens, and adults who are impacted by the war tragedy.
Refugees are people who are forced to flee a country because of persecution or because of serious human rights abuses. Refugees can help with things like the economy and by letting in refugees we can prove to Isis that we are not scared of them. Although it can be unsafe trusting machines to detect anything wrong, we are letting in families that need help, not singular people that are just looking for a place to live. Should refugees be allowed to come into a country that is peaceful and safe?
If America were controlled by savage religious terrorists who wanted the world to end, what would a person do? Of course, a person’s first thought would be to fight back, but what if the civilians could not do anything? What if the people who took over America were ruthless and anyone who did not pledge to their religion would have his head cut off? The next probably be to flee the country and go to a safe location. The concept to move would defiantly be put into action as thousands of people would flock to countries such as England, Australia, and France. The truth is currently twenty-seven republican American governors are strongly pushing executive orders saying no Syrian refugees can come to their states. These states include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Massachusetts, and Texas, just to name a few (Panic). This is a bewildering order to push considering the majority of people in Syria just want to escape the tragedy they are experiencing back home. Because America is the home of the free, and throughout history, has become a beacon for refugees all over the world, all Americans officials should accept the Syrian refugees into America.
There has been a lot of controversy over the past few months with regards to allowing Syrian refugees to settle in the United States or not. Although there are many reasons as to why people don’t want the refugees to settle in the states, the reasons as to why we should outnumber them. Everyone’s opinions are different, but the main one that people seem to agree with is our safety. Everyone seems to be thinking about the safety of our country, but what about the safety of Syrian refugees? Syrian refugees should be given a chance at a better life and the only way to do that is for the United States to help out.
Refugee issue is a global issue mainly due to wars, conflicts or environmental, political, religious and racial reasons (Gibney & Gil, 2010). In recent years, the turmoil triggered by the "Arab Spring" in many countries in West Asia and North Africa causing numerous refugees, so it has once again attracted the attention of people（Grossman, 2017）. People forced to relocate their homes and even renounce their nationality by war or natural disasters are defined as refugee（UNHCR，2017）.The influx of refugees brings cheap labor forces reducing the cost of productions ,and causes the promotion of economic development. In addition, the increasing population leads to an increase in demand which can increase the income of the host countries and the state tax. It can be argued that refugees are unable to benefit the host nations because refugees increase unemployment rate and occupy resources in education. Although it may be true that there are some negative effects caused by refugees, refugees can benefit the host nation in terms of economy and social advancement.
This issue was chosen due to its scope. The Syrian refugee crisis is among a list of issues that will not only shape the world in 2016 but also dominate news outlets in upcoming years. Because of the despairing situation, many governments are struggling to find ways to handle the rush of individuals seeking asylum, for the fact that it seems the crisis is worsening. In addition, the media coverage on the topic sparked my interest and led me to research information because I had no idea what was occurring and the detriment of the issue.
Since 2011, Syria has been engaged in a Civil War with protestors against the government and members of the extremist group ISIS, and approximately 7.6 million people have been displaced from their homes (usnews.com 2015). As the conflict destroys more homes and livelihoods each year, an increasing number of civilians have been forced to leave Syria and try to find safety elsewhere. Already a contentious issue, the Syrian refugee crisis has awakened tensions, both economic and social as debate erupts over what to do with the refugees.In response to the crisis, while some countries like Germany have pledged to help the refugees, (New Statesman 2015 1) only 2,340 have been admitted. Clearly, more needs to be done in order to help the refugees. Although there are economic and population concerns to be considered, the humanitarian conflict that faces the refugees and solutions already available are reason enough for Europe to increase the numbers of Syrian refugees allowed in.