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Refugees and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

- Nationality is between a country and a person, sometimes the people who are no relate to any country, call stateless. Also some of the stateless can be refugees, these two groups of people is care by UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). Nationless is a very big problem; it may affect more than 10 billion people in this world. Everyone in the world can be having their human right, but some activity in country only able nationals to participate, for example: election. Also much of the stateless didn't have their right, they may never get the ID of the country, just get in to jail, losing the chance of education and health services or can’t get a job (UNHCR, 2014)....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]

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Palestinian Refugees and the Issue of Jerusalem

- Since the creation of Israel in 1948, a long and arduous conflict has existed between the Israelis and Palestinians. Despite several attempts at negotiating a final peace agreement, all efforts have been fruitless. Two specific issues remain at the core of the inability to obtain a final peace agreement-the issues of Jerusalem and the question of Palestinian refugees. Both matters are highly contentious, emotional and political, and as a result have necessitated a substantial amount of deliberation over years....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]

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Vietnamese Refugees in Orange County

- For years refugees have come to America from all over the globe coming from Syria, Vietnam, Iraq, and even Australia. A refugee is different than an immigrant, in such a way that they are basically forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or a natural disaster. Unlike immigrants who have been here for a long time like the Mexicans, or the Japanese, the Vietnamese have been in the U.S for around thirty years or less. After the Vietnam War, the Vietnamese feared for their life and were forced to leave their county for liberty....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]

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Refugees and Asylum In Islam

- A person may leave his/her country of origin due to political reasons. When the person requests for protection from a foreign country he/she is accepted as an asylum. The country offers protection to the person as a political refugee. Those who seek asylum are normally persecuted for political reasons (Oxford journal, 2011). Those who confess to the Muslim religion view political asylum and migration with great importance. This is due to the political situation of the Muslim states....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]

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Somalian Refugees in America

- The Immigration and Nationality Act legally defines a refugee as any person who is outside any country of such person’s nationality or, in the case of a person having no nationality, is outside any country in which such person last habitually resided, and who is unable or unwilling to return to, and is unable or unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of, that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion....   [tags: Somali Bantu Refugees Essays]

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Political Repression, Ethnic Conflict and Refugees

- Every year, hundreds of thousands people are leaving their countries. Being different from normal immigrants, these people are actually forced to leave their homeland. The reasons vary but have one thing in common: they fear to go back. They are called refugees. The practice of granting asylum to people fleeing persecution in foreign lands is one of the earliest hallmarks of civilization. References to it have been found in texts written 3,500 years ago. According to the International Refugee Law, refugee refers to the people who outside his or her country of origin, unable or unwilling to avail him or herself of the protection of that country or to return there for fear of persecution becau...   [tags: War Refugees Essays]

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Help Refugees, Support the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

- A seven year old girl just awoke from her nightmare; people were killed in the streets, there wasn’t a safe sanctuary anywhere, going to school was a life threatening experience, hospitals lacked the necessary resources to attend the needs of the wounded, and anarchy reigned. The girl realized that her nightmare, the same one she was having for a week now, was reality. A harsh reality which would force this young girl to flee her native country, changing her life forever. That following night, she along with her family were smuggled into an unknown place by truck....   [tags: Syrian Refugees Essays]

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Refugees and Internally Displaced Peoples within the Horn of Africa

- The words refugee and internally displaced people (IDP) are broadly used terms that are almost synonymous in meaning. Refugees are a group of people that have fled their homes into another country in order to escape war, conflict or some other tragedy. On the other hand, IDP are citizens who fled their homes for the same reasons but remained in their country of origin. There are approximately 12 million refugees and IDP within Africa and almost two-thirds, or 7.7 million, are located in the Horn of Africa (Central Intelligence Agency [C.I.A.], 2011)....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]

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The Impact of Refugees on a Society

- The Impact of Refugees on a Society The argument that refugees have a negative effect on society has been a topic of great debate for many years, both in the UK and across many other countries. Almost since time began, the human race has had problems when the situation in their area has changed for the worse, and they have had to make tough decisions about where they should go next, and the problem has never been a more prominent issue than in today's society. It is an argument with two clearly defined sides....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]

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Burundi Refugees

- Refugees are people who have been forced to leave their home country for fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, politics, civil war or due to environmental disasters. They move to other countries hoping to find help and asylum. Refugees do not include displaced persons who are people who have been forced to move within their own country. Over 80% of refugees are in developing countries due to the country being less able to help. They live in extreme poverty, lacking food, shelter, clothing, education and medical care....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]

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The Arab Refugees

- ... By the end of March, over 27,000 refugee applications were processed (LPC, 2016). Among these were nuclear and extended family units that fled Syria due to political persecution, conflict, generalized violence, or human rights violations stemming from the Arab Spring civil war. The large scale displacement of Syrian families, presents a unique opportunity to explore family well-being as a dynamic and complex structure in the face of novel stressors faced by Syrian refugee families in Canada....   [tags: Refugee, Internally displaced person, Islam]

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The Issue Of Refugees And Asylum Seekers

- A preamble – including the definitions of ‘refugee’ and ‘asylum seeker’ in relation to Australian immigration policy Refugees and Asylum seekers are similar but not the same; a Refugee is “someone who is unable or unwilling to return to their own country because of a well founded fear of being persecuted because of their race, religion, opinion or membership of a certain social group”. Asylum seekers are people who have just claimed that they are a refugee; they must have their claims processed by the government of the country they are applying for asylum in....   [tags: Australia, Refugee, Immigration, Racism]

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Exploring Why So Many Palestinians Become Refugees in 1948-49

- In this essay I am going to look at the reasons why many Palestinians became refugees in 1948-49. I am going to look at it from both the point of view of the Palestinians and the Israelis. Violence on both Israeli, and Palestinian sides increased during 1947. By December, Palestinians began to flee Israel, to the Western Bank. In the areas where the Jews where strong, the wealthier Palestinians decided to move out. This caused the morale of the Palestinians to begin to drop....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]

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The Fear Of The Refugees

- ... Countries are claiming that it isn’t the future economy which is stopping the flow of refugees but their present economic state is hindering them from doing what should be done. The migrants may need governmental assistance to begin with but afterwards they maintain employment. “As of last year, their labor force participation rate was 66 percent, compared to just over 62 percent for the native born, and they had a lower unemployment rate. That comes to 25.7 million people in the workforce who were born elsewhere, or 16.5 of the total, helping to grow the economy....   [tags: Europe, European Union, United States]

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A Comprehensive Outreach Program For Resettled Refugees

- ... In the IFSW news (2015), there was this farmer who said: “Over my dead-body would I allow refugees into my town”, but the social workers took refugees to meet him and after hearing their stories, he wants to do all he can to help”. However, it is important to include social coordination or organize volunteer-led language classes, information sessions on how to be oriented to the community laws, customs and culture” (IFSW News, 2015). One very good component is the use of culturally related models in my questionnaires....   [tags: Want, Need, World Health Organization, Refugee]

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The Conflict Of The Syrian Refugees

- ... The religion of Islam is a very peaceful religion and ISIS is not an accurate representation of both the Muslims and Islam, but rather they are a disgrace to the religion. The reason why many countries are closing their ports on these Syrian refugees is because ISIS is originated from Syria and Iraq. Yet ISIS members are hated by these non-violent and anti-terrorist Syrian refugees. Syrian refugees need to be allowed to enter the United States, as they are peaceful people who are against violence, terrorism, ISIS, and the Syrian dictator....   [tags: United States, World War II, Vietnam War, Iraq War]

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The Mental Health Status Of Refugees

- ... They were able to use it to begin to establish relationships in society (Xin, 2011). Group based interventions that are culturally competent are another way to prevent mental illnesses. Group interventions are better for the refugees than one on one counseling due to the fact that they are able to establish a support network and understand that they are not alone. Group based interventions for refugees can also include family sessions. This allows social workers to look at the family as a whole and see how their functioning is impacted by resettlement (George, 2012)....   [tags: Mental health, Mental disorder, Psychology]

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The Social Work With Refugees

- ... Social workers often deal with integrating refugees into Canada’s economic, social, cultural, legal and political spheres. As well as service planning to ensure that the refugee’s past experiences don’t have a negative impact on their possible success in Canada. In order to do this properly a social worker must take all of a refugee’s experiences into consideration, and ensure interactions with refugees are free of any judgement, oppression, prejudice, and discrimination. Social workers should also take an ecological systems theory approach to helping refugees, meaning social workers should figure out how an individuals personal struggles are being affected by social conditions (textbook...   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Social justice]

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Should The Syrian Refugees Be Accepted?

- ... While Syrian refugees are often labeled as terrorists, they are actually the opposite. Through research, - Lauren Gambino, Patrick Kingsley, and Alberto Nardelli - three writers from an English Newspaper, “The Guardian”, have found interesting results. They admit, “Syrian refugees are generally afraid of exactly the same thing that Americans are: Islamist terrorism” (Gambino 3). Considering that the Syrians are seeking an escape from the same exact thing that Americans are, why have they not been accepted into America....   [tags: United States, United States Constitution]

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Refugees Who are Seeking Asylum

- Refugees According to UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) definition, "refugee is some who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence" (“The UN Refuge Agency”). People who seek for asylum have a justified fear of persecution for many reasons such as race, nationality or political issues. Most of refugees can't return back their home or afraid to do so. On other side, there is kind of people who are called internally displaced person (IDP) who have been defined by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as a people who have as same as refugees conditions except that they still remaining in their own country and they can't across an interna...   [tags: civil war, violence and poverty]

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Tamil Refugees in British Columbia

- On October 17, 2009, seventy-six Tamil refugees arrived off the cost of Victoria, British Columbia in a rusty boat followed by another four hundred ninety two exhausted Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers in August 2010 (CBC News, 2010). Their migration stemmed from the civil war that had been ongoing in their homeland for over two decades. Human rights agencies and media around the world raised concerns over human rights violations, and death of tens of thousands of innocent civilians in Sri Lanka....   [tags: Sri lanka, Asylum Seekers, Civil War, Human Rights]

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Debate for No More Refugees in Australia?

- Asylum seekers, in particular “boat people” have proven to be a significant social issue, one that has prompted many intense debates in Australia over last twelve months. Australia has a long history of providing refuges a safe haven. However, in recent times, attitudes towards asylum seekers have become increasingly negative and at times hostile as asylum seekers are constantly portrayed as a threat to culture and society (Lynn & Lea 2003). This essay will provide a brief history of asylum seekers in Australia and examine the social structures that have contributed to the attitudes and treatment of asylum seekers in Australia today....   [tags: asylum seekers, boat people, terrorists]

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Refugees´ Rights to Life

- ... UNCHR offers protection to refugees once involved by the request of the hosting country or UN (UNHCR, 2011). The aim of this organization is to help the settlement or the return of the refugees to their countries. Under the International Refugee Law the rights of the refugees has been protected by a series of Laws and standards both internationally and regionally. The list below names some of the international laws and involved parties aiming to upkeep the rights of a refugee. 1. 1951 convention relating to the status of the refugees 2. 1967 protocol relating to the status of the refugee 3. Stats parties to the 1951 convention relating to the states of the Refugees and/ or the 1967 proto...   [tags: persecute, rights, needs, travel, health]

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Effects of War and Organized Violence on Refugees

- In the literature about refugees and the effects of displacement upon them, certain themes are unmistakably persistent. Some of those themes could be found in Satrapi’s, Persepolis, and others could not. When Perry-Jenkins, a psychology professor, gave the Dean’s Reader class a supplementary presentation on the psychology of adolescence, she mentioned that psychological studies predominantly take place in the U.S. She also noted that cross-cultural and longitudinal studies are a more recent phenomenon in the psychology field....   [tags: Refugee Children]

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Morality of Conservation Refugees

- Conservation Refugees Conserving the environment is no easy feat and some tough decisions are definitely going to be made along the way. There are even some decisions that will be made that won’t necessarily seem moral. That’s exactly what’s happening with conservation refugees. Indigenous peoples are being forced to leave the land that they as a tribe have inhabited for hundreds of years in order for conservationists to protect the environment that these people lived in. While saving the environment is an incredibly important task, the rights of others need to be put into perspective....   [tags: conservationists, indigenous people]

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The Effects Of Syrian Refugees On The United States

- ... Lebanon 's education minister, Elias Bousaab warned recently that two in every 100 Syrian migrants arriving in Europe are Islamic State fighters (Harow, par. 4). John Kerry, the incumbent Secretary of State wants to allow 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States next year (par. 4). This means it 200 of those Syrian refugees would be committed Islamic State fighters. Two hundred sounds like a very small amount but if the same number of refugees come in every year, the 200 will add up. The United States Preamble states that, to meet their goal of “forming a more perfect union” they want to “provide for the common defense”....   [tags: United States, Unemployment, Canada, Iraq War]

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The Impact Of Syrian Refugees On Canadian Economy

- ... Human capital stock known as skilled labour is also important in explaining the income difference between rich and poor countries. For this reason, the overall effect of migration of the Syrian refugees on Canada’s per capita income depends on the difference between human capital per capita of Canadians and human capital per capita brought by the migrants. Unlike immigrants who are selectively accepted by the host country, receiving refugees is more likely to increase low skilled workers. For the purpose of prediction, it is assumed that the case of Syrian refugees would be similar to situation of other countries that accept refugees who typically bring with them little human capital com...   [tags: Economics, Capital, Capital accumulation]

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The Tamil Refugees at Victoria, British Columbia

- ... They also repeatedly said that the boat’s voyage to Canada was likely organized by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam with the aim of infiltrating terrorists into Canada and raising funds. These bold statements further guided the public to believe that the refugees were closely linked to terrorist organizations and that accepting them could become a national security predicament (CBC News, 2010). Government spokesmen continued to frame the arrival of refugees as a risk, a practice that was continually repeated and strengthened through media reporting....   [tags: sri lanka, media, government]

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The Hazards And Dehumanization Of Myanmar Refugees Face

- The perilous life of a Myanmar refugee, from their home to an unknown destination, makes the exodus a crisis rather than an emigration problem. The seemingly never ending cycle of displacement, travel, unintended end point, and deportation back to the home of origin has the people locked into the status of refugee (Parnini, 73). Each milestone of transit incurs new horrors that force hard choices to be made to move towards the next threat. This paper examines the hazards and dehumanization that Myanmar refugees face along their endless journey and the attempts to ease their suffering while traveling around this circle of suffering....   [tags: Human rights, United Nations]

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Immigration, Poverty, And Welfare On Immigrants And Refugees

- ... Refugees also face persecution and are unable to return to their home in their native country (Villalba, 2009). Mental health counselors need to understand the impact of trauma on their refugee clientele, as they may include physical torture and mental abuse in nature. According to Sue and Sue (2013) counselors will need to address the most salient concerns of refugees, which include safety and loss. The possibility of being, or having been, mentally abused and physically tortured has an impact on their ability to stay in the hosting country....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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The Problems With Refugee Detention Camps

- Genocide, poverty, religious intolerance, misogynism, these are only a few of the atrocities the people in some countries face every day. What choice do they have. Their only means of escape are death or refuge. So the obvious choice is refuge. They stowaway on ships or airplanes, pack into cars, or just start walking to a country where they have a small hope of not only surviving, but living a normal life. Most of them will end up in detention camps, and most will end up in camps where the conditions are very poor....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis

- A refugee is defined as an individual who has been forced to leave their country due to political or religious reasons, or due to threat of war or violence. There were 19.5 million refugees worldwide at the end of 2014, 14.4 million under the mandate of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), around 2.9 million more than in 2013. The other 5.1 million Palestinian refugees are registered with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). With the displacement of so many people, it is difficult to find countries willing to accept all the refugees....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]

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Exploring Life as a Refugee

- In the three books, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Culture by Anne Fadiman, Dreaming in Cuban by Christina Garcia, and The House at Sugar Beach In Search of a Lost African Childhood by Helene Cooper, each have a war refugee who lives a life full of tragedies. What is a war refugee you ask. War refugee is someone who has left their own country due to a dangerous event that is happening in their country. These people do not want to leave their country because they are leaving all their memories behind, but they have no choice since it is for their own good....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]

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Refugee Asylum Seekers in Australia

- Australia has had a long history of receiving individuals and groups who are seeking asylum as well as unfortunately a long history of turning those away who are perceived as different. (McKay,Thomas & Blood 2011).Even though the white Australia policy was abandoned decades ago it still lives on as a strong resonance in the conservative right of politics (Westoby & Ingamells, 2010). Community fear about Australia’s border seem easily triggered, which has prompted the term ‘paranoid nationalism’ to be used to describe the heightened refugee politics of the Howard years linked to discrimination and maltreatment of asylum seekers which still lives on today (Westoby & Ingamells, 2010)....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]

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The Somalian Refugee Crisis

- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced, “Somalia's drought and refugee crisis is the most severe humanitarian emergency in the world, (UNHCR, 2011). Although estimates vary, about 800,000 people have left Somalia seeking asylum. Most now reside in refugee camps in bordering Kenya and Ethiopia. Many trek for days with little or food to seek safety and assistance in refugee camps only to find conditions that are no better. Host nations and humanitarian organizations cannot support the vast number of refugees that have already crossed the border and thousands more arrive every day....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]

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Escape From Violence: Conflict and the Refugee Crisis in the Developing World

- The developing world has been overwhelmed by major refugee crises in the past few decades, and a rapidly changing world has altered the dynamics of refugee flows and their root causes. For this reason, the authors of Escape From Violence: Conflict and the Refugee Crisis in the Developing World, attempt to provide a more realistic theoretical framework of refugee trends in order to prescribe ways in which the developed world can help alleviate the problem. The book attempts to clarify why there have been so many refugees emerging recently from the developing world, why they leave in varying volumes, where they end up, and why they go back or not....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]

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Refugees From Syria And Other Countries Into The United States

- ... Once the Syrian refugees are ready to travel, there is a 4-day cultural orientation that helps them prepare for the U.S. and their new life there. The House of Representatives have approved legislation to suspend a program that allows Syrian refugees into the United States. This bill means that no refugees from Syria or Iraq can enter the U.S. Not until there are stricter screening measures in place and it is evident that the refugees don’t pose a national threat. This whole thing is almost impossible to substantiate within a few years....   [tags: United States, Barack Obama, Democratic Party]

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The United States Should Be Restrictive On Admitting Refugees

- ... Half of the country’s population, more than eleven million people, have been killed or forced to flee their homes during this war. Syrians are struggling to survive inside Syria and struggling to make a new home in neighboring countries. Syrians have been deciding to flee their country and migrate into Europe to find opportunities such as a more peaceful environment and new jobs. Few Syrians barely make it to Europe alive. “More than four million Syrians have registered or are awaiting registration with the United Nations High Commissions of Refugees, who is leading the regional emergency response” (“Quick facts: What you need to know about the Syria crisis”)....   [tags: United States, Europe, Terrorism, Immigration]

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Australia 's Policy Refugees And Asylum Seekers

- Compare and contrast Australia’s policy refugees and asylum seekers with that of two other countries. A refugee is a person that is fleeing their country because they have suffered or fear persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, or political opinion, or they are fleeing war. An asylum seeker is a person who has fled their country but has not yet been accepted as a refugee. These people flee to different countries and they all have different policies against them. Australia’s policy may differ from other countries but sometimes they may be alike....   [tags: Human rights]

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Accepting Syrian Refugees From The United States

- ... They have taken in millions of refugees and have not seen a burden on their economies. It is actually the opposite. Turkey will be seeing a three percent growth this year and a four percent growth next year. (Cassidy) Jordan will also have similar growth economically such as Turkey, plus the millions of dollars they will be receiving from the United Nations, for helping the refugees. The refugees can be a boon to an economy such as ours that depend on migrant workers. Unfortunately due to education restraints many of them will not have the skills necessary to take high paying jobs and will have to settle for migrant work in the farm lands....   [tags: United States, U.S. state, Canada]

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The Unjust Deportation of Cambodian Refugees

- The Unjust Deportation of Cambodian Refugees A policy that has made it possible for the deportation of refugees back to their homeland has already affected 1,400 Cambodians. As a result of the Illegal Immigration and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, non-citizens of the United States who have been convicted of certain crimes are being targeted for deportation. The U.S. Committee for Refugees states that this harsh law has made it easy for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the U.S....   [tags: Argument Argumentative Persuasive]

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Cultural Transition of the Hmong Refugees

- Cultural Transition of the Hmong Refugees Humans have always demonstrated a remarkable ability to find comfort amidst adversity. Sometimes it is found in the sacred. Many churches in the United States experienced a growth in their congregations after September 11th. Sometimes it is found in action. A person might feel the need to get out and "get away" from pressure for a while so that upon returning the situation can be viewed fresh. And sometimes comfort is found in the most unexpected places....   [tags: Immigration Culture Adaptation Essays]

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Refugees: Reasons Why Women Flee War

- Introduction/thesis Many women from all over the world seek refuge to escape famine, violence, war or poverty. A refugee is a person who has fled from his or her home country in addition to cannot return for the reason that he or she has a justifiable fear of persecution based on race, religion, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Interestingly most individuals granted refugee statuses are women and children. Since 1975, the United States has welcomed more than 3 million refugees from all over the world....   [tags: fear of persecution, immigrant women]

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South Kenya A Small Village Of Sudanese Refugees

- Limitless In Northern Kenya a small village of Sudanese refugees have made a makeshift village, which has served as their permanent housing for the past twenty years. This village displays the kind of poverty that is predictably featured in Time Magazine on a semi-regular basis: mud walls are adorned by straw roofs, ribs can be easily counted on shirtless bodies, flour is a resource precious enough to be rationed, and a formidable desert can be seen in all directions. What do you see when you look at this village....   [tags: School, Education, Family, History of education]

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Women Refugees Arounf the World

- Women have always been treated inhumanely and disrespected from the beginning of time. Their rights are not of equal value as their male counterparts. Through the stories of these victims we get to see their suffering and how their inner strength was far stronger than their prosecutors. Anisa Memari, an Iranian woman, was a victim of religious persecution. In Iran, the Baha’i religion is not accepted or protected under the Islamic constitution and the people of this religion are not given the same rights as those of the Islamic religion....   [tags: Inhumanely, Disrespected, Discrimination, History]

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Refugee Resettlement

- This literature reviews the refugees’ in their countries and also situations in adopted countries of those who have moved from their own countries, their human rights and problems. There are enormous numbers of refugees in North America from all over the world, due to their unfortunate circumstances in their own countries. It is true that advanced countries around the world such as Canada, United States, also Non governmental organisations (NGOs), and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) attempt to help those asylum seekers....   [tags: Syrian Refugees Essays]

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The World Needs a Refugee Republic

- Refugees and migrants represent not merely a problem but also a solution in the sense of Global Capital Infrastructure. If configured as a trans-global net that inculcates its own form of statehood, the world's refugee population in totol is the best candidate for a socio-economic and political/ideological avant-garde of the millennium. A Refugee Republic may become a model state for the rest of the world which heretofore has relied on gradual modifications of exhausted historical, socio-political structures....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]

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Cambodians in Long Beach, California

- Cambodians didn’t just appear in Long Beach, CA out of nowhere. Long before Long Beach, CA became the epicenter of a very large Cambodian population, Cambodians migrated from Cambodia, a country in Asia that sits next to Thailand and Vietnam. In the early 1960s Cambodians began arriving in various cities within California, Long Beach in particular witnessed mass numbers of Cambodians flooding into the area in Southern California. One year later, President John F. Kennedy established the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), which was the very first assistance/aid organization set up for a foreign country (Impact of U.S Refugee Policies on U.S Foreign Policy/Carnegie Endowment for...   [tags: Immigrations, Refugees]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Stretching Facts On Syrian Refugees ' By D ' Angelo Gore

- By remaining objective, writers are able to provide facts for their audience without swaying their opinions. In the article “Stretching Facts on Syrian Refugees,” D’Angelo Gore and his fellow authors explore the misconceptions that many politicians have regarding the situation with the Syrian refugees. Throughout the article, the authors prove their claim by focusing solely on providing facts and demographics about the refugees. Gore and his fellow authors do not offer their own opinions or political affiliations....   [tags: Democratic Party, Barack Obama, United States]

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Civil Unrest in Syria in Mid-March 2011

- ... General and growing insecurity throughout Syria has exponentially exacerbated the urgent need for vulnerable persons to flee the conflict. The number of persons who have fled the violence – both refugees and migrants – has dramatically increased; it is estimated that over half a million Syrians have sought refuge in neighboring states. To meet these emergency needs both within Syria and in neighboring countries, a rapid and coordinated humanitarian response has been provided through the state, local authorities and NGOs, in coordination with international humanitarian actors and with the support of many resource partners....   [tags: migration and refugees]

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Same People, Different War: Varying Experiences of Trentino’s War Refugees

- After the outbreak of the First World War, the southern border area of Trentino (at the time part of the Hapsburgic Empire) became a battlefield (May 1915); the Italian-speaking population living there was forced to leave their homes or voluntarily fled to the internal regions of the Hapsburgic Empire or of the Italian Kingdom- respectively by the Austrian or the Italian Army. In total, about 110.000 Austrian citizens of Trentino were displaced, part in Austro-Hungarian internal regions (75.000), part in Italy (35.000), where they had to live three years in a difficult context of conflict and reciprocal mistrust with the local population and the other refugees....   [tags: displacement, exploitation, work camps]

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Mark Bixler’s The Lost Boys of Sudan: An American Story of The Refugee Experience

- Since 1983, the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) and the Sudanese government have been at war within the southern region of Sudan. This brutal conflict has ravaged the country claiming hundreds of lives and exiling a vast number of the southern Sudanese people. Most of these outcasts were young men aging between five and twelve who were tending cattle to return home to see their village being attacked and their villagers being killed. These boys fled not knowing what they would encounter on the journey to escape the violence in their own country....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]

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Assad and the Syrian Civil War

- "You go to schools where Syrian refugees are and you see that their drawings are mostly of houses being bombed, or people being killed or bodies on ground," "This trauma by violence is the biggest threat for the future of Syria,” says Guterres. "Girls are driven to prostitution by their own families. It’s a tragedy," (Aljazeera). The Syrian civil war was started by the lack of responsibility Assad and the Syrian Government had for their people. Assad wasn’t to be ruler at all though. Assad doesn’t understand the true human emotion that the Syrian people feel....   [tags: refugees, Assad]

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The Palestine Refugee Problem

- The Palestine refugee problem was created in the course of the 1948 Israeli War of Independence. When the UN voted to partition Palestine into Jewish and Arab states in 1947, Palestinian Arabs and Jews opposed the plan. The war that ensued was won by Israel, creating a large number of Arab refugees. Estimates account for more than 700,000 Palestinian Arabs who fled or were forced out of their homes during the fighting. These refugees often fled to surrounding Arab countries such as Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]

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Breaking Free Of Confinement And Embracing The Past

- Refugia: Breaking Free of Confinement and Embracing the Past The production of Refugia emphasizes how confinement has shaped the lives of mankind with the aid of sound and set design throughout history. The characters take journeys as refugees, which test their will to be free. Each refugee has their own challenge: a language barrier, differing religions, persecution, and even age. The characters find liberation and are free to thrive in the present, instead of living in the past. However, they must first understand their past and escape their confinement before they are able to look towards the freedom the future offers....   [tags: Refugee, Canada, Australia, Refugees]

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Literary Elements Ilustrated in Chinua Achebe's Poem, Refugee Mother and Child and in Kassabova's Refugees

- In the poem Refugee mother and child written by Chinua Achebe and Refugees written by Kapka Kassabova, an important idea of loss is conveyed by using interesting language techniques such as simile, alliteration and metaphor. They both link to the idea of the abstract loss and Achebe, itself, links to physical loss. As the catholic dominated province of Biafra attempted independence from the Muslim dominated central state the civil war broke in 1967. Achebe writes from a 3rd person perspective as he observes the overall mood of sadness and despair as mothers watch, grieving, at the imminent loss of their children....   [tags: literary techniques, literary response]

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The Phenomenon of Compelled Migration

- ... Natural disasters are as destructive for people and welfare of society as wars or civil conflicts. When a natural disaster reaches enormous scales, the whole peoples and states can become victims. The situation with the Pacific island of Banaba (the Republic of Kiribati) can illustrate the example: all its inhabitants got over on the island Rabi in the archipelago of Fiji when their native island became unsuitable for living after the exportation of phosphates. In summer 2008, Australia and New Zealand faced the problem of accepting Kiribati citizens as permanent refugees when Kiribati officials had no other way out but request assistance....   [tags: environment, disaster, refugees]

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Teenage and Mass Communication on the Good Web

- The Good Web It was a gloomy Sunday when I walked into Dave’s room. He was lost deep in his thoughts sitting in front of his laptop. On the screen was an open webpage which had pictures of refugees from an African country. I wasn’t sure which country. He was so lost that he did not even realize my presence inside the room till I said, “Penny for your thoughts.” He was startled and turned around to look at me. He had the look of a person who had been deeply disturbed. “Hi Charley” he said without any enthusiasm....   [tags: refugees, distribed, change, positive]

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Conflicts Between Palestine and Israel

- Introduction The conflict between Israel and Palestine is on going. Through different issues like border security and control of Jerusalem, but the major issue is the religion issue. In this report, there are two unresolved issues about the Palestine refugees and Israeli Security Concerns. Palestine is on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea, to the west of Jordan and to the south of the Lebanon. The total surface areas of Palestine are 26500km². The Palestinian refugees included Arabs that the original is in Israel and Jews....   [tags: refugees, demographics, resolutions]

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Violence Suffered by Natives of Kashmiris

- ... Syncretism of cultural and religious beliefs was not acceptable to either the Hindus or the Muslims, and Kashmiri Pandits were not willing to leave their homeland. Trouble erupted in full force in the late eighties when the insurgents from Pakistan started another campaign of terror against the Kashmiris, with Hizbul Mujahideen seeking unification with Pakistan. An estimated 350,000 Kashmiris1 were forced to flee from the valley in response to separatist and fundamentalist threats and attacks, to say the least....   [tags: mass killings, violence, refugees]

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Personal Statement from a Vietnamese Person

- Before I was five, I thought I was Chinese. However, I wondered why I couldn’t understand the Chinese patrons of Chinatown restaurants. Upon learning my true ethnicity, I pulled out a mammoth atlas we had under the bed. My father pointed to an “S”-shaped country bordering the ocean, below China. It was then that I learned my parents were refugees from Vietnam. “Boat people,” my mother, still struggling to grasp English back then, would hear kids whispering when she walked through the halls of her high school....   [tags: refugees, homeschool, communication]

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Final Evaluation of Service Learning Experience for Project SHINE

- ... The room we were assigned was not equipped for the amount of students we had and kept accumulating. The learners seemed to be fine with the extra chairs in the room and me having to stand for two hours wasn’t too treacherous. I would most definitely recommend this organization to another student interest in service learning. The patience I have grown to understand the value of, relationships built with immigrants, and basic life skills created for immigrants could not have been obtained anywhere else....   [tags: immigrants, refugees, english, learners]

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Domestic Affairs in the United Nations

- The United Nations (UN) is one of the most important organizations the world has. It truly does make the world go around. As has been discussed in this unit, interdependence is defined as the dependence of two separate entities (whether it be people, things, or in this case countries) on one another. Now in terms of the UN, there are over a hundred different countries that all depend on one another to ensure the rights, freedoms, and basic needs of themselves. By using democratic tactics to prevent conflicts the UN helps elections worldwide, provides food to 90 million people in upwards of 75 countries and assists over 34 million refugees globally....   [tags: globalization, refugees, interdependence]

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United States Foreign Policy Toward Jewish Refugees During 1933-1939

- United States Foreign Policy Toward Jewish Refugees During 1933-1939      In reviewing the events which gave rise to the U.S.'s foreign policy toward Jewish refugees, we must identify the relevant factors upon which such decisions were made. Factors including the U.S. government's policy mechanisms, it's bureaucracy and public opinion, coupled with the narrow domestic political mindedness of President Roosevelt, lead us to ask; Why was the American government apathetic to the point of culpability, and isolationist to the point of irresponsibility, with respect to the systematic persecution and annihilation of the Jewish people of Europe during the period between 1938-1945....   [tags: History Historical foreign Jews Essays]

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The Genocide in Rwanda

- Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda, once quoted that, “When we are unified, working together, no challenge is insurmountable” (Arnlaugsdottir). His quote holds meaning and truth as within the past twenty years, Rwanda has worked miraculously to rebuild and reunite the country that was left disheveled by social conflict and genocide. There are many factors that have contributed to the reconstruction of Rwanda, including international assistance, gacaca courts and International Criminal Tribunal, annual commemoration ceremonies, and wellness and counseling efforts....   [tags: survivors, refugees, government]

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The Situation for Refugees and Immigrants in the USA

- The United States of America has always been a refuge where poor and oppressed people from the far corners of the world can come to begin a new life. Much of the nation’s allure to prospective immigrants is in its promise of equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, or color. But the pressures of rising unemployment rates, congested cities, a crippled healthcare system, and national debt skyrocketing out of control have caused America to defend her borders against the influx of immigrants that threaten her already ailing economy....   [tags: Equal Opportunity, Work Visas]

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Immigration tp Canada

- Over the years Canada has become recognized as the most preferred country of both resettlement and travel. Thousands of individuals embark on a journey to Canada each year, because the country holds a remarkable reputation as a nation built upon peace, diversity, and acceptance. The multicultural environment in Canada is welcoming of people from multiple, ethnicities and cultures. The country’s history is very unique because it’s based heavily on immigration; Canada was established by the combined efforts from the indigenous First Nations and the European settlers from various parts of Europe....   [tags: resettlement, travel, refugees]

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The Effects of Globalization on Social Work Practices

- Globalisation is a broad term that is often defined in economic factors alone. The Dictionary at describes globalisation as “the process of enabling financial markets to operate internationally, largely as a result of deregulation and improved communication.” Also due to deregulation on the financial market, multi-national companies are free to trade and move their businesses to areas where a higher return or profit can be achieved. New technology also enables companies to relocate to areas where labour costs are lower, for instance movement of call centre jobs from the UK to India....   [tags: human trafficking, asylum seekers, refugees]

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Violence Against Education And Schools

- ... Sakena Yacoobi received the Democracy Award from the National Endowment for Democracy in 2005, and was also nominated to jointly receive the 2005 Nobel Prize for Peace together with 1,000 women (Daniels 2014). AIL is the first organization to have been founded in Afghanistan that provides human rights and leadership training to Afghan women; it was also the first organization to open learning centers for Afghan women. Life as an Afghan woman is not easy. Afghanistan is one of the most challenging places on the globe to be a woman; 85% of women do not have access to education and therefore, are illiterate....   [tags: Afghanistan, Taliban, Afghan refugees, Pakistan]

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Argument Against Accepting Refuges And Will Outline

- Globally thirty million people have fled their homes in search of safety, and for the numerous this safety cannot be granted. A refugee is a term that applies to any person who has a well-rounded fear of being prosecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality and a membership of a particular group or political opinion. Since 1976, twenty eight thousand refugees have arrived in Australia by boat, they account for just two percent of the Australian immigrant intake. The issue of whether we ought to allow refugees into our country is one of the tremendous debates of our time....   [tags: Refugee, Australia, Canada, Immigration]

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Merging Social Work and Social Advocacy in Response to the Plight of Unaccompanied Child Refugees in the United States

- Merging Social Work and Social Advocacy in Response to the Plight of Unaccompanied Child Refugees in the United States Introduction More than any country in the world, the United States has been a haven for refugees fleeing religious and political persecution in their home countries. Linked forever to the phrase inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free," the United States, in the eyes of persecuted people throughout the world, has been idealized as a land of freedom and new beginnings....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Evaluation of the Dutch Integration Course for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

- Summary The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the Dutch integration class. The report examines in detail the roles that each person plays in developing a productive group outcome and learning experience. An overview of the group will be discussed including an explanation of the Dutch Integration class, the type of group a breakdown of the group composition and the purpose of the Dutch Integration Class. The discussion then focuses on the advantages and limitations of the group by identifying the level cohesion in the group, the norms of the group and stage of development in the group....   [tags: cohesion, group, norm, development]

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The Effects Of War On Refugee Children

- ... The term war refugee is defined as a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war. There are an estimated 4,183,535 war refugees in the world, and 2,097,800 of refugees are children (Berman, Helene, 2015, p.13). The ongoing Syria war has generated over 3 million refugees that had fled to countries such as Lebanon (1.14 million), Jordan (608,000) and Turkey (815,000) (Lerner, Amy B, 2014, p.14-p.17). Modern warfares like Syria war continue to lead to an increasing number of refugee on a massive scale and shockingly 25 percent of them are juveniles....   [tags: Refugee, Australia, France, Canada]

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International Refugee Protection

- Context According to a 2013 report released by the United Nations, the refugee crisis is at its worst since 1994, with more than 15.4 million people displaced and turned into refugees by war and conflict. The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees defines a refugee as “any person who… owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country”....   [tags: early warning system for refugee flows]

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Taking Refuge

- Taking Refuge Works Cited Not Included The difference between refugees and immigrants is significant. Refugees migrate for reasons of safety or civil rights from their own country. They are usually in danger of losing their life. Humanities basic rights and simple safety are at risk. Immigrants migrate because they choose to look for a better life. Many times immigrants are seeking economic opportunities not available in their country of origin. These migrants could be seen as economic refugees because they are often unable to feed their families and must immigrate for work opportunities....   [tags: Refugees Immigration Essays Papers]

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Humane Migration for Citizens Around the World

- Studies have been conducted on the definition of humane migration and how to achieve this in countries around the world. However, contradictory studies have been found to show that many people are displeased with the rate people are migrating as the years proceed. To understand how both of these viewpoints affect the IOM and their work with countries around the world, both viewpoints should be taken into consideration. This paper examines the studies that are for humane migration around the world to propose that additional research needs to be conducted to better understand the viewpoints these authors are making....   [tags: Refugees, Pro Con Essays]

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in U.S. Domestic and Foreign Policy

- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in U.S. Domestic and Foreign Policy You are a ten year old girl living in Uganda. Your clothes are filthy, and you haven’t eaten in two days. You’re currently hiding under a rusty piece of scrap metal from those people- the ones who go around collecting children sometimes younger than yourself to fight. You’ve heard stories about the other children that have been taken- stories of drugs, rape, and abuse. You’ve heard of children the same age as yourself being drugged and sent out to fight for their lives or turned into sex slaves for military officials....   [tags: Human Rights, Wellbeing, Refugees, USA]

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Arab Refugee Crisis : Palestine

- Arab Refugee Crisis During the Israeli War of Independence in 1948 an Arab refugee crisis began, and there is still not a clear answer of what caused it. As inhabitants of Israel Arabs were greatly affected by the establishment of a Jewish State, because their home was governed by others. Nonetheless, the Palestinian Arabs contributed in the making of the refugee crisis. The Arabs were given the choice of becoming equal citizens of Israel and refused. The United Nations came up with Partition Plan for Palestine, but it was rejected....   [tags: Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Gaza Strip]

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The Solution Of The Refugee Crisis

- ... These solutions included doing nothing, establishing quotas for each country for the amount of refugees they must accept, taking military action against human traffickers, resettling refugees directly from and around Syria, and final solution bringing peace to Syria, Afghanistan, and the other surrounding states. The article concluded saying that bringing peace to the region would be best possible solution but the probability of that happening was highly unlikely. The BBC News article did not present possible solutions to the crisis but instead focused on how without a centralized plan for the crisis all of the states are dealing with the crisis in the best way that the individual state...   [tags: European Union, Europe, Angela Merkel, Germany]

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The Refugee Crisis : Effects On Government And The Economy

- ... Texas senator Ted Cruz and former Florida governor Jeb Bush have both shared allegiances in the proposal for the government to prioritize Christian refugees over Muslims refugees. Consequently, President Barack Obama has pledged to veto the legislation and condemned the anti-refugee remarks as “un-American”. Americans have been in a state of angst and dismay in fear that a Paris-style attack will be carried out on United States soil. This threat appears to be imminent and come as an outcome of allowing a stream of refugees to settle down in the States....   [tags: President of the United States, Barack Obama]

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