Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Trump cuts US refugee quota to lowest ever Watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    Donald Trump continues to pander to the far right by slashing America's intake of refugees to the lowest it has ever been [1]

    This is set against a backdrop of the USA already taking in a tiny amount of refugees compared with other major developed countries even during the Obama tenure-ship. [2] This of course being a probable symptom of Obama having had his hands tied on this issue much as he so often did on the issue of gun control which again we've sadly seen claim let more lives most recently in Las Vegas.

    What I think America needs to do to both meet its humanitarian obligations and ensure that refugees do not become alienated is to move in the opposite direction. Instead of seeing their fellow man as a problem needing to be cut, understand that to live up to their full potential they should be given access to education and housing allowing them to live as Americans with dignity which I'm sure the conservatives agree will only be a good thing when they are paying taxes into the system. Of course one is assuming that the hostility towards refugees isn't at all about race or anything like that...

    [1] https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...8-historic-low

    [2] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...b0c2077efbc52e
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    Disgusting behaviour by Dotard Drumpf
    • Very Important Poster
    Online

    19
    (Original post by Ganjaweed Rebel)
    Donald Trump continues to pander to the far right by slashing America's intake of refugees to the lowest it has ever been [1]

    This is set against a backdrop of the USA already taking in a tiny amount of refugees compared with other major developed countries even during the Obama tenure-ship. [2] This of course being a probably symptom Obama likely having his hands tied on this issue much as he so often did on the issue of gun control which again we've sadly seen claim let more lives most recently in Las Vegas.

    What I think America needs to do to both meet its humanitarian obligations and ensure that refugees do not become alienated is to move in the opposite direction. Instead of seeing their fellow man as a problem needing to be cut, understand that to live up to their full potential they should be given access to education and housing allowing them to live as Americans with dignity which I'm sure the conservatives agree will only be a good thing when they are paying taxes into the system. Of course one is assuming that the hostility towards refugees isn't at all about race or anything like that...

    [1] https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...8-historic-low

    [2] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...b0c2077efbc52e
    Why would it have to be about race?

    What about $$$, votes and terrorism?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Why would it have to be about race?

    What about $$$, votes and terrorism?
    Because mysteriously White men are doing a lot more killing than refugees, yet nobody is calling for bans from White countries

    https://www.vox.com/world/2017/10/2/...errorism-islam
    • Very Important Poster
    Online

    19
    (Original post by Ganjaweed Rebel)
    Because mysteriously White men are doing a lot more killing than refugees, yet nobody is calling for bans from White countries

    https://www.vox.com/world/2017/10/2/...errorism-islam
    Thats US citizens though and doesnt account for those in the middle east who are engaged in conflict and who would quite happily carry it to the US if they could..

    It wins him votes and he saves money.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Thats US citizens though and doesnt account for those in the middle east who are engaged in conflict and who would quite happily carry it to the US if they could..

    It wins him votes and he saves money.
    You mean the very people refugees are trying to get away from.

    A lot of these refugees are young and with the right training would pay more than their fair share, especially given the demographic time bomb many developed nations are now facing.
    • Very Important Poster
    Online

    19
    (Original post by Ganjaweed Rebel)
    You mean the very people refugees are trying to get away from.

    A lot of these refugees are young and with the right training would pay more than their fair share, especially given the demographic time bomb many developed nations are now facing.
    Doesnt matter. It saves up front costs and wins votes.

    They have enough Mexicans and other illegal immigrants if they want to harness extra bodies and hes been trying to deport those as well.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What newspaper do you read/prefer?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.