Compassion vs. National Security: the Syrian refugee dilemma

The debate over whether the United States should accept tens of thousands of Syrian refugees dominates Congressional debates, the Presidential campaign and water coolers nationwide. A simple observation of social media trends over the week after the Paris terrorist attacks show two diametrically opposed emotional arguments: “Let them all in syrian-refugee-teen-takes-selfieor else you are a racist” and “Keep all of them out because we don’t want them here.” The juvenile behavior and playground arguments do not stop with the knee-jerk random poster, President Obama displayed his level of eloquence by accusing Republican opponents of his plan to bring in a plethora of Muslim refugees from the fighting in Syria of being afraid of “women and orphans.”
The truth is, before taking a real side on this issue, it is important to Continue reading

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