The Pros And Cons Of The Refugee Crisis

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Hello class, how is everyone doing this Friday? My topic for today is the current worldwide refugee crisis. So, what is a refugee? Is it an economic immigrant? Is it a person who would be otherwise known as an illegal immigrant? Is it a wolf in a sheep’s clothing? Well, the answer is simply no. A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership (UN refugees 1). That is the official UN Refugee Agency definition. Currently today there are 40.3 million internally displaced people around the world and 51% of them are school-aged children under the age of 18…show more content…
So, what is the journey to a Western nation? Refugees can apply for asylum and legally come to a nation that offers it a small but livable amount of shelter, food, and security. Many politicians such as Donald Trump are opposed to refugees because their source of power comes from their support base, who are anti-immigrant, anti-welfare, and say the security of the nation is at risk. Trump himself has slashed the number of refugees allowed in the United States by half. Well let me get some facts straight with the plain truth, that has been researched proven time and time again. Refugees are an economic net plus as the taxes they pay greatly outweigh the benefits they receive with time (Costa 1). No fatal terrorist attacked has also occurred because of refugees (Levenson 1). Many refugees also go back to their home countries after the conflict has subsided (CNN 2). The “bad news” we here about refugees is actually, well “fake news”. Where we fail sometimes is when we elect officials who go against our basic morals for the empathy and care for others. When a refugee is denied asylum, usually they must go on a perilous quest to find safety for them and their families, that often time

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