Are Syrian Refugees Trustworthy?

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Many refugees are fleeing to Europe and America, but President Trump said, if he becomes president, he will make sure no Syrian refugees comes to America. Trump recently released a ban on seven countries, and Syrian was on that list. Today's major politicians have different views on this topic.

Hilary Clintion a democrat 

Hilary Clintion a democrat 

Select few politicians can say that they agree with letting Syrian refugees come here. Hillary Clinton, during her 2016 campaign said, “I said we should go to 65” — meaning 65,000 refugees — “but only if we have as careful a screening and vetting process as we can imagine. “Mark O'Malley agrees and believes that we can screen them all to get them out of their horrid country. “I was the first person on this stage to say that we should accept the 65,000 Syrian refugees that were fleeing the sort of murder of ISIL,” he stated, and I believe that that needs to be done with proper screening.” Source

Donald Trump our current president

Donald Trump our current president

More people are against allowing Syrian refugees in America than are for the idea. Marco Rubio says, “The problem is, we can’t background-check them. You can’t pick up the phone and call Syria, and that’s one of the reasons why I’ve said we won’t be able to take more refugees. It’s not that we don’t want to; it’s that we can’t.” Perhaps a background check and/or a screening won't determine who they really are as a person. Relating back to 9/11, those terrorists spent many years in the US. Terrorists will do anything they can to hurt our country. Source This summer Trump said “For the amount of money Hillary Clinton would like to spend on refugees, we could rebuild every inner city in America." “Her plan would cost $400 billion in terms of lifetime welfare and entitlement costs.”

Sam Edmond a Moeller Senior

Sam Edmond a Moeller Senior

Moeller student Sam Edmond believes that Syrian immigrants should be allowed to settle in America or Europe. “I believe that everyone deserves the freedom that we American people have. “People that want a better life and better opportunities in life should be accepted and not rejected.”

The other person I interviewed was my sister Mariah. She said “I believe this country was built upon immigrants and it should continue to bring in immigrants.” She went on and said that “I feel like countries should try to figure out a way to take care of these immigrants while they are in-between being a refuge and a citizen.”

Many people have different opinions; people see this as either an optimistic or a damaging topic. No one can tell the future of this at this moment so only time will tell whether it’ll be a great impact to America and Europe. Although many people have different opinions, we will have to eventually settle this argument.

Ethan Simon '17