Syrian Refugees Are Not a Risk to America


Syria’s civil war, to which US inaction (early on) and action (indiscriminate bombing later on) have contributed, has created the worst humanitarian crisis in recent memory. According to MercyCorp, 7 million Syrians have been displaced from their homes within Syria and 4 million refugees have fled their war-ravaged country. Turkey is hosting about 2,000,000 Syrian refugees while Jordan is hosting nearly 700,000. One in five people in Lebanon is a Syrian refugee (imagine accommodating a rapid influx of 60,000,000 destitute refugees to the US and you have some sense of the scale of the problems).