President Barack Obama once said that “The values that we are fighting against ISIS for are precisely that we don’t discriminate against people based on their faith”. This statement does not seem very true with the way that America is responding to the refugee crisis that it is in right now. Lately it seems as if America is turning people away due to their religion and where they are from. The people that are being turned away are refugees specifically from the Middle East. These are people that are running away from terrorism and war so that they can get themselves and their families to safety. One of the biggest places that these refugees are looking to is the United States. But due to fear among people, the U.S. is beginning to put restrictions
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.
The objective of The Refugee Act of 1980 was to create The Federal Refugee Resettlement Program to assist with the effective resettlement of people that needed to be exiled from their native country. Furthermore, this act was created to assist the refugees in accomplishing an economic self- sufficiency as soon as possible after their arrival to the United States. In addition, this act allows the president to assist and accept those foreign nationals who are under persecution due to their race, nationality, religion, and membership in a particular social group and political opinion into the United States. In addition, this act was the first major change in the United States that favored refugees from other countries. However, The Refugee Act of 1980 was a complete law concerning refugee resettlement and admissions to the United States (Alnord, 1983).
The decision on whether to deny or accept the entry of refugees into America has been a controversial issue in today’s current events. Many American citizens have resolved to heated conflicts when expressing their differing opinions on whether the refugee policy should be revised or not. Refugees should be welcomed into America with open arms, but there must be a limit on the number of these refugees seeking asylum that can enter the country in order to save the economy.
Imagine that you are in an airport trying to flee your country because there is a war going on, all of a sudden you get stopped by a security officer saying that the country you are trying to go to does not allow refugees, What would you do? The debate about refugees has been around since World War Two when Hitler was trying to torture or kill all the jews and other people he did not like. Here in America we did not let refugees into the U.S. during the war and a bunch of them were killed, however some did survive. Some people think that we should let them into the United States of America well, others say they should not be allowed to enter the U.S. In the year of 2016 there was around thirty-eight thousand refugees that were allowed into the United States. There were a bunch of other refugees that applied to come to the united states but got denied, because the U.S. did not choose them or they did not pass the test to become a refugee. The idea that refugees should not be allowed into the united states because they could bring disease, they could be a criminal or a terrorist, and they use up our land and resources deserves some merit. However These arguments do not realise that if we bring them into the United States we could save their lives, or give them better living conditions. In this article I will argue that we should allow refugees into the United States, but only under certain circumstances. Those circumstances are they should be allowed into the united
The World Health Organization defines a refugee as “someone who fears being persecuted” because of their “race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion” (WHO). Refugees leave their home countries and are unable to return to their homes because they may not be protected by their home countries. The fear that the refugees face drives them to take the unsafe and harsh journey in order to get to safety. Many refugees come from war-torn countries that may face the dangers of the wars occurring if they continue to stay in their home countries. The refugees may end up leaving the country to work and be able to support themselves and their families.
On May 13, 1939, St. Louis left Germany sailing towards, what they thought would be safe haven. The Jewish refugees fled from the persecutions from Nazi Germany with purchased visas, and they planned to stay in Cuba until they could enter the United States. The captain knew that they might have difficulties disembarking in Cuba. Then once they
The creation of the United States of America was caused almost solely by refugees seeking a life away from persecution. Nowadays, however, it seems that the topic of refugees has entered a field of uncertainty and doubt. These people, who seek to escape from war-torn zones or for the sake of asylum, are being turned away due to issues that include their religion, race, or custom. Refugees are no longer looked at as people in need but rather people to question, whether for the sake of national safety or prejudice toward one subgroup of people. Countries around the world, including the United States, need to come up with plans to not only help ease the transition of relocation but to help families reunite in such a devastating time.
Should america let refugees in the us. I think that refugees should not be allowed in the usa and they should be kicked out of the us because nearly 44% of america are non english speakers that used to be18% so non english speakers are slowly over powering us americans and they will soon kick us out of our country we should kick them out and keep them out for america's sake.
In the beginning, there were perhaps as many as 4,000 Kickapoo. However, by 1660 almost all the Algonquin peoples were living as refugees in mixed villages in Wisconsin. Intermarriage and mixed populations made exact calculations impossible. A federal Indian agent during 1825 believed there were 2,200 Kickapoo, but he acknowledged that only 600 of them were actually on the Missouri reserve. 200 were still in Illinois, and at least 1,400 more were dispersed between Missouri and Mexico. In 1852 there were 600 living in Kansas, but 300 then departed for Mexico soon afterwards, followed in 1862 by 100 more. The approximately 800 Kickapoo who returned from Mexico, starting in 1873, were sent to live in Oklahoma. Oklahoma and Mexican Kickapoo have
Some 4 million Syrians have fled their country to escape the war, terrorism and oppression due to the Syrian Civil War that began that began in 2011. The majority of these Syrian refugees had searched for asylum in neighboring countries like Turkey, Lebanon, or Jordan but find out that those places are just as bad (Sengupta). It is the United States’ moral obligation to give asylum to those in need due to the values and ideals that the United States of America was established. The American republic was founded on a set of beliefs, Among them was the idea that all people are created equal, whether European, Native American, or African American, and that these people have fundamental rights, such as liberty, free speech, freedom of religion, due process of law, and freedom of assembly ("Founded on a Set of Beliefs"). In addition United States having a surplus of resource and the ability to provide asylum, but wavers to act due past experiences and ultimately the fear of terrorism.
Looking at the history of the United states of America throughout its economic stages and development, The US was built on the backs of refugees. Going all the way back to the beginning in Americas timeline, you could say that all the pioneers were immigrants to the native Americans from England. Not only that but the salves who built and farmed most of this country came from Africa, not to mention the Chinese who built and did the hardest jobs for prudent pay and died on the railroads, plus the Irish Immigrants who also worked the railroads. The railroads are the biggest reason america is what it is now, and the immigrants made them. the most harm refugees have done to this country is the commotion caused by its originally immigrant
Refugees are defined as someone who has been forced to flee his or her home country due to a natural disaster, war, etc. When they come to the United States, they come to have freedom as Lisa Liu had said " I realized the reality was very different from what I had been dreaming because my idea of freedom was very abstract" (Lisa Liu 187). When Refugees come to the United States, they don't have a clue what it is like. All they know is that they can seek a more suitable life here in the U.S. Being though they don't have much training skills, they struggle to find a well-paying job. Without a well-paying job, they cannot afford to pay their bills, rent, and other needs which than leads to another substantial issue that considers to be health
Dear citizens of the Us, there is some important information you have to hear. Evidence from Thahhau Lai’s novel, Inside Out and Back Again, and Min Zhou’s article, Straddling Different Worlds, Americans must be nice to refugees and treat them how they want to be treated. They are being bullied by US citizens. When they come into our country they can't choose where to live. They were affected mentally and might have emotional trauma. I think citizens of the US should be nice to refugees. One reason there mistreated is there being bullied. There being bullied just because they're not from the US. On paragraph 3 it states, “At first american citizens were not very accepting of vietnamese… countless others endured bullying and harassment as they
In today’s society where most of us are sheltered physically and emotionally, have we ever stopped to think about the unfortunate ones who have been forced to live their lives differently? We are often carried away with basking in our riches that we forget to take a moment to think for those who aren’t as lucky as us. What else can we call those who have nowhere to go and nothing to do— no place to call home, no job to call an occupation, no purpose to speak of? With more people being forced out of their homelands to seek greener grass on the other side, refugee rates are on a constant rise.