Refugees- a problem that we don’t need to solve

Refugees. One of the most debated topics in the past year. As the Syrian civil war continues, the global community has started to take notice.

The United States is in no condition to take in refugees. After all, the two major factors that are included are social acceptance and money, in a nation where we have neither.

If we look back at the end of 2015, refugees sought asylum mostly in Europe. According to Bloomsberg Business, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s approval rating dropped to the lowest in almost four years in a monthly poll that suggested voters’ welcome for hundreds of thousands of refugees is exhausted.  In an article by CNN, they stated that “More than half the nation’s governors — 27 states — say they oppose letting Syrian refugees into their states.” This is also due to the imminent threat of terrorism that comes with letting in foreign asylum seekers without knowing their ties to terrorist groups like ISIS.

Until we can properly conduct background checks, we could send money or other resources that we have a surplus of to other states that need it, or to help stop the war that has caused this crisis in the first place.