Ben O. Iowa


I think we should not allow refugees from the middle east for a brief period of time.

Dear Next President,

My name is Ben from Coon Rapids, Iowa and I am writing to address the issue on refugees. This is a huge issue in America and many people in foreign countries are relying on us to allow them into our country.

Because of the horrific war happening in the middle east many citizens are fleeing from their home country to get away from the dangerous Islamic group called ISIS. In June 2015, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that the worldwide number of people fleeing their homes to seek refuge elsewhere was the highest ever recorded. Many of these refugees came from the countries who have been affected by ISIS terribly, such as Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Iran and many other middle eastern countries. Countries are losing lots of money over these refugees and many are terrified that these refugees are infiltrating ISIS. A statement by Brian Babin who is a member of the house committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and has served as a captain of the Air Force states β€œThe president's directors of national intelligence, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have already admitted they cannot properly vet those claiming to be Syrian refugees. According to these officials, there is simply not enough information on them to review. Common sense dictates that if we cannot guarantee there is no connection to terrorism, we should not let them enter the country.” I agree with what Brian Babin stated.

I believe that we should not allow the refugees from the countries in the middle east, until we eliminate ISIS. I think allowing them would expose us to more terrorist attacks by syrians infiltrating ISIS. There's not enough information to allow these people in America. I agree with helping these people but I don't agree with them coming to our country.

Refugees are a huge issue and they will be a huge issue as long as we allow ISIS. I don't think people understand how big of a threat a terrorist group such as ISIS actually is. Hopefully the next president doesn't take this topic lightly, for it can cost our country a lot of money, and potentially a lot of Americans lives.