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Should you put Homeless first over Refugees

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Started: 4/15/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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PJ2004

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chopsuey30

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So here"s the thing, i do not think that the homeless should be put before refugees, simply because i do not find the two of them comparable.

The homeless (and i"m assuming here that they are domestic only) are citizens who for one reason or another find themselves without a home and in poverty.

However, refugees are citizens of another country fleeing their homes because of war or for situations that are too hostile for them in the own country - they did not want to leave their homes, they were forced or left without any option but to flee. This makes their situation a lot more complicated.

Yes, one could argue that refugees are better off in refugee camps rather than in another"s country but when you compare them to the plight of the homeless - you"re making an unfair argument.

That being said, i find the refugee crisis to be a more present and immediate concern which makes them a priority. Controlling how many refugees you let into your country is possible, so as to minimise any significant expenditure for this purpose however, expecting to control the number of your citizens who become homeless on a yearly basis for economical/institutional or personal reasons can only be a prediction at best.

Therefore, doing more domestically (by a government) to prevent people being homeless is possible. Expecting to control war in another country so as to prevent displacement of their local populous is unreasonable.
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