2016-2017 Commentary — 12 October 2016
US needs to embrace refugees

By Tommy So


Many Syrians have lost their homes to the ongoing civil war in Syria. Now these refugees are going to Europe,  United States, and Canada. In the US, there’s a controversy about whether to bring in Syrian refugees.

People who are anti-Islamic do not want to allow Syrians into the US because most of these immigrants are Sunni Muslims. Some Americans have an extreme prejudice towards Islam because they think all Muslims are terrorists.     

In my opinion this refugee crisis is bad because a lot of Syrians may not survive. We need to let the Syrian refugees into the U.S.

Hillary Clinton’s plan with the Syrian refugees is to let them come to the United States. She wants to bring in 65,000 Syrian refugees every year.

We’re facing the worst refugee crisis since the end of World War II and I think the United States has to do more,” Clinton told CBS.” “I would like to see us move from what is a good start with 10,000 to 65,000 and begin immediately to put into place the mechanisms for vetting the people that we would take in.”

Donald Trump’s plan for the Syrian refugees is to stop most Syrians coming to the U.S. and put those who do come to extreme critical examination.

“We have no idea who these people are, we are the worst when it comes to paperwork,” Trump said to CNBC. “This could be one of the great Trojan horses.”

The United States needs to let the Syrians in. How can we do it? Well, we let the Syrians tell their story of how they have experienced the civil war in their country. The United States should show decency to the Syrians, just like Canada. The Canadians are embracing these immigrants. It is the best thing the U.S. could do if we are going to make progress.    


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