Syrian And The Syrian Civil War

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The nation of Syria is one that has endured very difficult times in recent years due to a large amount of internal conflict and structural collapse on a political level. Due to the current state of our nation and nations abroad, we should not allow Syrian refugees to enter the U.S. at this time to ensure the safety of those already in the country.
The Situation in Syria
In recent years, there has been an extreme shift in the desire for change throughout Syria on a political level. The large surge of Syrian refugees is a direct result of the Syrian civil war and the extreme violence that it has created. The Syrian civil war began in 2011 with the execution of several democratic student protestors who were caught spreading antigovernment propaganda. The killing of these students only furthered the protester’s resolve; thus, citizens began to take up arms and fight back against Syria’s national government while demanding the resignation of their president, Al-Asaad. First, the idea was for citizens to defend themselves from police brutality; however, it quickly turned into full scale territory wars between the government of Syria and democratic protestors (Rodgers, 2015). The sheer brutality and amount of fighting in the streets quickly rose in only a few short years. The overall death toll of the civil war in Syria has grown exponentially, from about 90,000 in 2012, to over 250,000 in 2015 (Rodgers, 2015). The fighting has caused millions to flee from Syria to…

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