After recent attacks in Paris should the U.S. go forward with it's plan to accept 10,000 Syrians?
Do you feel we have the ability to screen out potential ISIS terrorists pretending to be Syrian refugees? or Do you believe we're possibly setting ourselves up for a Trojan horse type of attack? Is it too risky or should we proceed to allow them in?
The majority of people the US is taking from Syria are women and children. The State Department just released figures, saying that so far, only 2% of the Syrians taken into the US are single men of military age. I imagine they screened the heck out of those poor guys.
Refugees aren't the problem. They're people fleeing the same idiots who perpetrated the Paris attacks. It takes forever for them to get processed. However, it's pretty easy to get a visa to travel to the US, or to enter as a student. The 9/11 terrorists came into the country on student, travel, and business visas.
Taking into consideration what happened in France, I think that it would be a very risky move. You can never differentiate a genuine refugee from a terrorist. The bad bit is that terrorism has no gender. Even women nowadays in countries like Syria are Jihads.
America should go on with a plan after putting in place a serious tracking mechanism which would ensure that the administration is always aware of the activities of the refugees within its boundary.
No. This is because our current screening ability is not up to par and despite the reality that many of these are refugees fleeing some of the same people we Americans must be cautious of, we must take extreme care to screen them well to ensure peace and stability here.
Women and children have also been suicide bombers, and the federal government has not been the best filter in letting people into the country.
The bulk of the people that came into the US around 1900 went through Ellis Island. Of course when Vietnam fell their people came in without much filtering. But neither of these times were threatened by terrorists.
With Vietnam we were feeling guilty, are we feeling guilty about the Middle East?
An emphatic NO. Although some of the Syrian refugees may be innocent, there is a percentage of those who simply AREN'T so why put America in jeopardy as it evidenced by countries who have let Syrian & other refugees from Muslim countries. The security of Americans should take priority over that of Syrian refugees.
YES. Because helping refugees is the right thing to do and we have more than enough resources to do so. These people need help and they are fleeing from the same people who are trying to terrorize us. A huge portion of these refugees are children, for goodness sake, and I never want to be associated with anyone who turns their back on a child. The majority of these refugees are widows and children. And they need help.
Terrorism has been effective when it allows us to forsake our humanity and compassion out of fear. Refusing to do the right thing because of fear is surely akin to evil.
Also, guess what, terrorists have other ways of getting into the country if they really set their mind to it. It could happen whether or not we accept refugees. But refugees are documented and accounted for, we'd have them at least on record if that were the case.
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