People all over the world have been asking themselves if it is right for their country to let in refugees from Syria. It is a question everybody fears from answering because of the consequences it may take. Several states in America have denied the entry because of security reasons and the over population. Even if there are several countries still refusing Syrians there are a few who are accepting them. Looking at some articles, I’ve seen differential opinions and one must read and understand why Syria refugees need a chance to be rescued from all the chaos and horror they’ve been through.
Saul’s article recognizes that the Syrian refugee crisis exists amidst citizen sponsorship, Aboriginal judgement, and disorder within EU countries’ immigrant policies. According to Saul, democracy in Canadian politics grants citizenship to immigrants without any obstacles. Canada’s immigration policies are transparent because they are balanced with civic participation. Saul thinks that multiculturalism is a forceful catalyst towards establishing equality and integrity for the refugees. In the first point, Saul does not agree that refugees should be privately sponsored and assisted by the government. In the second point, Saul indicates that Canada’s national identity is the product of the encounter between the Aboriginals and European settlers, which has resulted in citizenship. By entering the Inuit circle, immigrants can establish themselves as a strong unit not by having roots outside Canada, but by living with Canadian intellect. The immigrants should mold to nature because this is the way the Aboriginals have defined their understandings of life. As Sifton has noted, “the … government … made presentations … to potential immigrants, presenting beautiful images of the Rocky Mountains and thriving settled farmland” (475). In the last point, Saul comments on the European prejudices that are
The Refugee crisis across Europe and beyond is among the most complex topics in the world right now. Most of the refugees are coming from Syria, but why? Why can’t they just stay at home? Within the last 5 years there has been a mass exodus of civilians in Syria; other countries have experienced very similar scenarios with civilians leaving. With so many are leaving, it is quite difficult for refugees to find safe places to stay. About 6 years ago Syria was among the most stable countries in the Middle East (though ruled by what can be described as a dictator). However, civil war and economic problems have severely affected them. Their President Bashar Al-Assad has made many extremely controversial decisions. Two causes of the Syrian
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).
The refugee crisis that plagues the world is often referred to as the Syrian refugee crisis, and Western countries are usually concerned only for the affect it has on them and their country. Yet the countries taking in the most refugees are the relatively stable nations in the Middle East that are closest to those in crisis, like Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey, not the wealthy nations most capable of supporting the refugees. These countries are often small and suffering their own economic and political woes, and struggle with the masses of refugees entering the countries. Various groups are working to raise money and support for these refugees, and other poor African and Middle Eastern countries are attempting to do their best, but without the help of the wealth West, the refugee crisis is not going to go away. A question has been posed to the nations of the world; are they willing to take in any of the millions of the desperate refugees?
Everyday, people all over the world are removed from their homes and forced to leave. You could be pushed out of your house from a foreclosure, or pushed out of your country from an extremist. In society today, thousands upon thousands of people are fleeing to a new country they can call “home” and where they can feel safe. Among these people, a big majority are the Syrian people. The Syrian Refugee Crisis has been relevant for about four years since the start of the Syrian civil war that began in March 2011, and is comparable to the Native Americans being pushed from their home lands. The Syrian Refugee Crisis equates to the Trail of Tears because both Syrians and refugees alike were pushed out of their homes, they were both forced to find
This sociological analysis will define the theory of social conflict to define the underlying racial, social, and cultural tension of the current Syrian refugee crisis in Canada. The current Syrian immigrant crisis in Canada defines some of the major problems of established racial “norms”, European “values”, and “resources”, such as job opportunities, that inhibit the integration of these people into Canadian society. Angus Reid’s (2016)) provides a current context in which the traditional view of ethnic and racial tolerance in Canada is challenged by a polls done on the subject. These three sociological concepts define the social conflict that is occurring in Canada due to the arrival of Syrian refugees. This CBC news story defines the underlying
We should take in more Syrian refugees because they can boost our economy. Many of the Syrian refugees will earn low pay here in the United States but an influx of lower skilled workers could actually help Americans with less skills. More people equals more production, which means more jobs to meet the demand of production. Also because these workers will have different skills than most Americans, they won’t compete much with Americans buy may actually complement us (Nowrasteh). The refugees will even be able to pay taxes, giving a slight break on small communities. Examples of refugees’ positive effect on the economy are all around us like in Turkey, were the Turkish government has spent roughly $5.72 billion to feed and shelter Syrian refugees, who number 2.2 million in the country. But despite the apparent economic
According to a national poll by Quinnipiac University, 57% of voters that were registered in the U.S. supported allowing in Syrian refugees. 38% did not. While the majority is in favor of it, the 38% that don't is still a relatively large number. Generally, Americans have become very cautious of Muslims, so far that the generalization of them as potential terrorists lingers in the back of our minds in some shape or form. The correlation between Muslims and Syrians are that the majority are Sunni Muslims, who "make up 2,128, or 93 percent, of the Syrian refugees in the U.S." (FactCheck.org). Therefore, allowing in a group of individuals that are mostly affiliation with a religion that is stereotyped as
Four years ago, a civil war erupted in Syria after President Assad’s security forces fired into a group of peaceful protester, killing several of them (Syria), and starting a conflict that has rocked the stability of the world today. Now, as we go into the beginning of 2016, the world faces a refugee crisis unlike any other, and pressure is being put on many of the the world powers to give Syrian refugees a safe haven inside their countries. However, with taking in these refugees comes risk. America has always been a beacon for immigrants of all races and ethnicities for ages, but with the rise of a new terrorist group, with an obvious vendetta against America, the United States is having a difficult time determining whether or not it is safe to let these refugees into the country. Americans are faced with a decision. We can close ranks and turn helpless people away out of fear, leaving them to die or suffer some other unknown horrible fate, or we can put our fear aside and embrace these people with open yet cautious arms.
Syrian refugees today and German-Jewish refugees during the 1930's share many difficulties. Both the articles, "Fresno Family Represents the Plight of Syrian Refugees," and "Jews' Tale Plays Out Again as Syrian Refugees Find Resistance to US Entry" both prove that the Jews and Syrians issues are very similar. The US denied the German-Jewish refugees entrance, and now we are doing the same again with almost all of the Syrian refugees. The Jews from Germany in the 1930's during the Holocaust and the refugees from Syria today both face many hardships such as plight, prejudice, and discrimination, not to mention that they were, and are, criticized harshly.
The Syrian refugee crisis has received massive media coverage. People around the world are trying to comprehend the desperate, complicated situation surrounding Syria. The civil war in Syria is the worst crisis in our time. Syrians upset at the fact that long promised reforms have not been enacted, began anti-government demonstrations which started the civil war in 2011. The peaceful protests turned ugly, with the government violently putting an end to those protests. Afterward, ordinary citizens took arms, causing the situation to escalate. Syrians are fleeing their homes because of the great violence, which have left thousands dead and millions wounded, a collapsed infrastructure, resulting in a shattered economy, and for the safety of the children. Syrians are either streaming to surrounding countries or risking their lives to travel to Europe.
In many cases, multiple families are crammed into the same, often one-roomed house. People who held jobs, and often led successful lives now live off of handouts, or by working odd jobs. Many children have been out of school for over two years, and there is no opportunity to begin school in their host country. Last year, over 40% of elementary children dropped out of school due to the civil war and resulting displacement. With no job and no opportunity of education for their children, there is little hope for those who have fled Syria.
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.