The Conflict Of Syrian Refugees

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The fleeing refugees are fighting for their right to a better life, they are fleeing from their home land due to violence, collapsed infrastructures and for the children’s safety. They Syrian refugees should be welcomed into the United States of America not only for compassion or moral obligation but for these three reasons. First, Americans shouldn’t be alarmed or paranoid of a possible terrorist attack since the incoming refugees are being heavily screened by various agencies which are only allowing refugees into the country if they don’t impose a threat. Secondly, Syrian refugees are not terrorist, they are fleeing from their country to avoid becoming the next casualty or being engulfed by the violence surrounding them. Thirdly, the…show more content…
These Syrian refugees are fleeing from their county in order to escape an ongoing civil war that is persecuting innocent people. These refugees need all the help they can get and should be allowed asylum in America. First, Americans shouldn’t be alarmed or paranoid of a possible terrorist attack since the incoming refugees are being heavily screened by various agencies, which are only allowing Syrian refugees into the country if they do not impose a threat. The screening process, which the Syrian refugees are submitted to, are so demanding that it takes 18 months up to two years for asylum to be granted to them. “Only refugees registered with the UNHCR will be referred to the U.S. [as possible candidates for refuge]. The 18-24 month refugee vetting process is robust. It begins abroad with an initial screening by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, followed by independent scrutiny from the State Department, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and Defense Department.” (Washington Post). During this period of time the refugees’ background is checked in great depth, and the refugees are basically put on trial. During this time the refugees need to present documentations to prove that they are in fact refugees that have been affected by the ongoing civil war. “[If the] State Department approves a refugee for resettlement in the U.S. …the refugee is referred to one of nine
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