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Nigeljohnson242
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Should the federal government allow the influx of 10,000 Syrian refugees in the upcoming year?

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Started: 12/3/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Nigeljohnson242

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The Obama administration recently announced its new policy to let ten thousand Syrian refugees enter the United States in 2016. The policy has been under heavy scrutiny due to the recent terror attacks in Paris that claimed the lives of at least 130 innocent citizens, and that one of the attackers posed as a Syrian refugee. Unsurprisingly the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the heinous crimes. This has led to uproar in Washington as lawmakers are now playing politics with the national security of the United States. The House passed bipartisan legislation 289- 137 that would toughen the screening process for those Syrian refugees entering the country. These numbers alone prove that a GOP led congress is willing to allow the influx of refugees so long as the men, women, and children entering pass the screening. Many critics of the policy to allow the influx of refugees are concerned that a terrorist attack might be imminent with the influx of so many refugees. This may be true; however, with proper security, most threats against the homeland could be diminished. An even greater fallacy of this statement is that the Islamic State uses social media to recruit its so called 'jihadists'; with over 300 people having been arrested in the United States with ties to the terrorist organization . In order to maintain a secure environment domestically the Federal government must require the State Department in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security to build a database and collect the information of every Syrian refugee that enters the country, and every American that has traveled to Syria or Iraq in the past two years. The reason being is that once refugees, immigrants, or even travelers enter the United States' border, those who enter are no longer monitored and can travel freely throughout the continental United States without the need of a passport. If Syrian refugees enter this country the Federal government should require that specially marked identification cards be given to the refugees, and that the refugees can not travel within the United States without providing their identification information. This would be enforced by the Department of Homeland Security. Syrian refugees should be allowed to immigrate to the United States.
Reformist

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Well there is only one round so ill jump into the thick of things however I would like to point out that none of the Paris attackers were refugees.

The one attacker with a passport had a FAKE Syrian passport. It was NOT given by any country to allow him to start a new life in the country. Read more here:
https://www.washingtonpost.com...

Congress has passed a bill in the Senate to pause the refugee process until they can work things out. This will cause many deaths because the refugees who have applied will have to wait in Iraq/Syria where ISIS is lurking.

Yes I believe that refugees should be let in with the restrictions that have already been put into place. What are they?

-18-24 month of physical searches and interrogation by different intelligence agencies

Refugees go through this process and come to the United States to begin a new life

We also have to understand the moral responsibility. The US caused the crisis and the rise of ISIS. The least we could do is not screw them over more. We need to accept that we made a fault and take in the repercussions.

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Sources:
https://www.washingtonpost.com...

http://www.cnbc.com...

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Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by mytrollidentity 1 year ago
mytrollidentity
Nigeljohnson242, it is true, not might be, point is hardly anyone is bothering to ask, but rather forcing our opinions on what is best for them, ON them.
Posted by Nigeljohnson242 1 year ago
Nigeljohnson242
That might be true, but what about those refugees who would die to come to freedom?
Posted by mytrollidentity 1 year ago
mytrollidentity
here's not no one seems to be doing..... asking the refugees what they want, what a novel idea as Ben Carson recently did just that, and guess what? They want to go home or stay as close to their home as possible, terribly obvious. Imagine if someone told you, you can't stay home, we can send you to Canada or we can send you to a Muslim country, which would you pick?
Posted by Reformist 1 year ago
Reformist
Because the security back before 911 is the same as now?

No

it isn't

Like I said they go through 4 different intelligence agencies with the goal to find out if they are terrorists
Posted by Nigeljohnson242 1 year ago
Nigeljohnson242
They certainly can, just the same way that 19 hijackers from the middle east posed as average citizens before carrying out their plot on September 11th.
Posted by Reformist 1 year ago
Reformist
Oh.

Then that has nothing to do with the issue

If any refugee posed or used a fake passport they couldn't even get past one of the intelligence agencies
Posted by Nigeljohnson242 1 year ago
Nigeljohnson242
As I stated in my argument, the attacker POSED as a Syrian refugee, I never said he was a Syrian refugee.
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