As the only global superpower, the United States is obligated to take action and lead the way in maintaining peace around the world. The Obama administration has been operating with a loose strategy in Syria and Iraq. Washington said that Assad must go, but has failed to make it happen thus far.
With ISIS pushing from one side, and al-Assad’s army on the other, Syrians are forced to flee the country. The mass exodus of Syrian refugees in need of a new home has moved border policy and refugee resettlement to the forefront of political discussion in United States. The bloody attacks in Paris have stirred up strong opinions on how to handle the influx of Syrian refugees, ranging from only accepting Syrians who are Christian to questioning whether to allow them into the country at all. Both Republican and Democrat lawmakers have expressed a desire for Obama to more aggressively address the situation, but are divided on how.
The White House announced that it is preparing to admit somewhere around 10,000 refugees next year, a significant increase from the number currently in the country. The proposal reflects pressure from lawmakers and human rights groups for Obama to increase the number of refugees into the U.S. Still, some feel the president’s response falls short of expectations, calling on the administration to accept as many as 100,000 Syrians. Roughl...
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...ity to do anything because the question of who should be allowed in this country is one that the Constitution commits to the federal government.” States can’t say it is legally objecting, but without the states cooperation, the process becomes much more difficult. In the end, the federal government has the power of the 1980 Refugee Act to place refugees anywhere within the country.
"When I hear folks say that, well, maybe we should just admit the Christians but not the Muslims, when I hear political leaders suggesting that there would be a religious test for which person who 's fleeing from a war-torn country is admitted, when some of those folks themselves come from families who benefited from protection when they were fleeing political persecution, that 's shameful," Obama said at the G-20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey. "That 's not American, it 's not who we are."
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