The United States may not have every answer, but it does have resources and what Kerry described as the “best tradition as a land of second chances” to do what is right, to do what it can to make this entire situation more tenable.
The problem with the plan, no matter how quickly adopted, is how long it will take to have any effect.
Frontex, she said, is moving to double its staff in Greece in the coming weeks to at least 140 people, an effort that may help the agency to identify more false refugees. I’ve met Egyptians who claimed they were Syrians, but the dialect is Egyptian. He said the US must be vigilant not to let in anyone “who even sniffs of danger to the homeland”, but believes migrants can be properly vetted by the USA and paid for by shifting the $500 million it is spending on a failed effort to train a moderate Syrian force.
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“The President wants to surge thousands of Syrian refugees into the United States, in spite of consistent intelligence community and federal law enforcement warnings that we do not have the intelligence needed to vet individuals from the conflict zone”, McCaul stated.
The family was finally reunited last month after her sister was granted asylum in the U.S.
Yes, the lies about “weapons of mass destruction” to invade Iraq, the turning of Libya into a lawless anarchy after the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi, the much touted “Arab Spring” and the stoking of the Syrian civil war to bring down Bashar Assad. The US government should remind these nations to respect obligations to protect refugees from return to persecution, and stop blocking them from crossing borders to seek protection.
Advocates for refugees, especially in the United Nations, are calling for large countries such as the United States to open their arms and take as many Syrians as they can handle. Turkey has accepted almost 2 million, followed by Lebanon, which has taken over 600,000.
The United States will donate an additional $419 million in humanitarian aid to address the plight of refugees fleeing Syria, the White House said Monday. Numerous refugees will come from areas in Africa that are experiencing similar problems with Islamist groups such as Al-Shabaab, Boko Haram and the Iranian backed Houthi Network in Yemen.
On the other hand, Eastern countries like Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic have only recently advanced in terms of their economies and societies. That case prompted legal changes to the US refugee program, which has significantly slowed down the process for asylum-seekers desperate for Washington’s approval for settlement status.
In total, more than 4 million Syrians have fled overseas, mainly to neighboring countries, to escape the brutal conflict that has left more than 240,000 people dead.
Focusing on the Syrian condition, Toro remarked that it has become a battle of lesser evils for the citizens who remain in the country.
Islamic State propagandists seem to view the exodus to Europe as a blow to their plans to expand their self-proclaimed caliphate.
The child’s name was Aylan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian refugee found drowned on a beach in Turkey after his family attempted to flee the on-going Civil War.
Even the poorest groups of migrants usually have one member with a smartphone and, using cheap SIM cards and free wifi wherever possible, they monitor closely the news along their route.
Meanwhile, there’s no consensus on either side of the 2016 presidential race. Some, such as Trump and Sen.
The announcement marks the first step to fulfilling David Cameron’s promise to resettle 20,000 Syrians over the next four-and-a-half years by expanding the vulnerable persons resettlement scheme. The administration talks a big game about vetting the new Syrian refugees, but given that there are no records about them and we won’t be cooperating with the Syrian government, any definitive screening will be next to impossible.
“Whether with the United States in the Middle East, or the European Union dealing with member nations, there are questions about if countries have the ability to tell other sovereign nations what to do”, Irwin said.
Byrne, the Alabama congressman, said he suspects other representatives have sent similar inquiries to the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. But “the USA took in only a few thousand Iraqi refugees after causing all that trouble”, he noted.