Should the United States condemn the actions of the Calais government as they bulldoze a refugee settlement?

  • Condemn Calais Government

    The United States government should condemn the actions of the Calais government. It is never right to stay quiet in times of humanitarians crisis such as an influx of refugees. Each country has a responsibility to protect refugees from war, famine, and political unrest. The United States should petition the United Nations forum and propose sanctions and other actions against Calais.

  • It is simply inhumane

    First of all, I should point out that I am unaware of the full context of the issue in question. What I will say though, is that bulldozing a refugee settlement meant to house people who would otherwise not have anywhere else to go seems a tad bit inhumane. It suggests a lack of empathy at the very least.

  • Why Bulldoze a Refugee Settlement?

    The United States is supposed to believe that all people have the right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Refugees tragically are displaced people who have had to flee their homes became of violence and the threat of death and torture. These refugees flock to settle in more peaceful areas in the hopes of keeping their families together, and can sometimes be seen as imposing. While it is understandable that the Calais government does not want refugees taking up residence on their land, it is unacceptable that the government would bulldoze what is left of refugees' humanity. The United States government, as a world leader, should condemn this action and encourage the Calais government to find another solution.

  • Yes, the US should condemn the actions of the Calais government

    Yes, the United States should condemn the actions of the Calais government as they bulldoz a refugee settlement. However, the US should do more than just condemn - they should also work on creating universal guidelines regarding refugees and work to ensure that countries, including the US, treat their refugees and immigrants with respect and dignity, like they treat their citizens.

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