Persuasive Essay On Refugees

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The estimated number of refugees leaving their own country since World War II is one hundred million ("Refugee”). A refugee is a person who has left their country because of fear of their safety due to violence, race, religion, or war. Supporting and solving today’s refugee crisis is especially controversial because of the current events, financing, and security issues. ("Refugee Facts”). Climate change and natural disasters sometimes cause people to leave their homes or countries. Some examples of these natural disasters are floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, and mudslides. These, however, do not qualify as a reason to be a refuge ("Refugees"). Refugees leave their country and move to another country and ask for asylum, which provides protection and assistance as a confirmed refugee. For example, during World War II many Jews became refugees because…show more content…
When countries accept these refugees, the host countries use money from their budgets to take care of these people ("Refugee Crisis”). According to David Frum of the Atlantic Journal, refugees are two times more likely to drop out of high school and to be unemployed. Frum also says refugees are more likely to be put in prison than European citizens ("Refugee”). Governments then are left to support these refugees who are not supporting themselves. The average cost for five years per refugee in the U.S. is $64,370. Instead this could help twelve refugees that remained in their home country. Refugees cost more than they pay back in taxes. On the other hand, Shanti Landon gives her Christian opinion on dealing with refugee issues. Scripture teaches Christians to help people in need. Landon believes that it is the responsibility of Christians to help refugees not the responsibility of the government. (Landon). The Christian opinion of accepting refugees is not the same for the government decision; the government must decide what is best for the United

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