Sunday, September 13, 2015

How Should the U.S. Respond to the Syrian Refugee Crisis?

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Graphic courtesy of Mercy Corps

Immigrant Impact contends that the United States should step up its response to the Syrian refugee crisis.

It has been estimated that nearly 4 million refugees that have been displaced due to conflict in Syria. Since the conflict broke out in 2011, the United States has taken in 1,500 Syrians fleeing the violence.

President Obama began to signal that the United States will respond more robustly. He increased the number or refugees from Syria to be admitted to the United States to 10,000.  A White House petition encouraging an increase in refugee admissions has garnered over 60,000 signatures.

One observer has been more critical, suggesting that the United States has forgotten how the nation turned its collective back on Jews feeling Nazi Germany before and during WWII.  Others (and here) been critical of the U.S. Syrian refugee numbers as well.

KJ

The United States already has a system in place to welcome and resettle refugees. The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) of the Department of State and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as offices within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), are responsible for administering the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (within DHS) conducts refugee interviews and determines individual eligibility for refugee status in the U.S.

We have systems in place to ensure the safety and security of our nation, while also fulfilling our humanitarian obligations around the world. There is clearly no doubt that Americans and our international neighbors expect a stronger response from the United States than we have seen to date.

- See more at: http://immigrationimpact.com/2015/09/10/how-should-the-u-s-respond-to-the-syrian-refugee-crisis/#sthash.uPnRneol.dpuf

Other efforts urging President Obama to do more are underway. A White House petition encouraging an increase in refugee admissions has garnered over 60,000 signatures.

The United States already has a system in place to welcome and resettle refugees. The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) of the Department of State and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as offices within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), are responsible for administering the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (within DHS) conducts refugee interviews and determines individual eligibility for refugee status in the U.S.

We have systems in place to ensure the safety and security of our nation, while also fulfilling our humanitarian obligations around the world. There is clearly no doubt that Americans and our international neighbors expect a stronger response from the United States than we have seen to date.

- See more at: http://immigrationimpact.com/2015/09/10/how-should-the-u-s-respond-to-the-syrian-refugee-crisis/#sthash.uPnRneol.dpuf

 

Other efforts urging President Obama to do more are underway. A White House petition encouraging an increase in refugee admissions has garnered over 60,000 signatures.

The United States already has a system in place to welcome and resettle refugees. The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) of the Department of State and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as offices within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), are responsible for administering the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (within DHS) conducts refugee interviews and determines individual eligibility for refugee status in the U.S.

We have systems in place to ensure the safety and security of our nation, while also fulfilling our humanitarian obligations around the world. There is clearly no doubt that Americans and our international neighbors expect a stronger response from the United States than we have seen to date.

- See more at: http://immigrationimpact.com/2015/09/10/how-should-the-u-s-respond-to-the-syrian-refugee-crisis/#sthash.uPnRneol.dpuf

Other efforts urging President Obama to do more are underway. A White House petition encouraging an increase in refugee admissions has garnered over 60,000 signatures.

The United States already has a system in place to welcome and resettle refugees. The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) of the Department of State and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as offices within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), are responsible for administering the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (within DHS) conducts refugee interviews and determines individual eligibility for refugee status in the U.S.

We have systems in place to ensure the safety and security of our nation, while also fulfilling our humanitarian obligations around the world. There is clearly no doubt that Americans and our international neighbors expect a stronger response from the United States than we have seen to date.

- See more at: http://immigrationimpact.com/2015/09/10/how-should-the-u-s-respond-to-the-syrian-refugee-crisis/#sthash.Q9eTICmt.dpuf

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