Should the U.S. take in more Syrian refugees?
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Should the U.S. take in more Syrian refugees?

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The U.S. launched a missile strike against the Assad regime in Syria after its government carried out a deadly chemical attack on civilians. Critics say bombing isn't enough—if we really want to address the humanitarian crisis, we should take in more Syrian refugees. But the Trump administration has only allowed 11 Syrian refugees into the country this year and immigration hardliners argue taking in refugees make us vulnerable to terrorism. What do you think?

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President Trump said of Assad's suspected chemical weapons attack against civilians, "This is about humanity, and it cannot be allowed to happen." But critics have pointed out the Trump administration has only allowed 11 Syrian refugees into the country this year. If Trump really cares about the humanitarian crisis in Syria, he should let in more refugees.

What is the point of the great experiment known as America if we cannot open our doors to families who are fleeing horrific suffering and violence? Oxfam America has called upon President Trump and the U.S. government to lift the ban on Syrian refugees.

But others, like David French of the National Review, argue that we cannot allow sympathy for refugees to blind us to the dangers they might pose to U.S. citizens. Muslim immigrants pose unique, terroristic threats that can't be ignored.

President Trump criticized Obama and Clinton for their approaches to the Syrian refugee crisis.

And millions of Americans are vehemently opposed to letting more immigrants in, even if they are fleeing civil war.

Others think we just need to implement solutions that make these unstable nations safer, rather than taking in millions of people.

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