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Syria’s Refugees are Human Beings: Why the U.S. has a Moral Duty to Help Them

Posted September 4th, 2015 at 10:46 am (UTC-4)
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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration Anne Richard recently told NPR that America’s stance regarding Syrian refugees was “very rapidly going to change.” One would hope so, because it’s hard to imagine the U.S. doing much less. To date, America has welcomed fewer than 2,000 refugees.

The Death of Aylan Kurdi and the Need For a Moral Policy on Refugees

Posted September 4th, 2015 at 10:04 am (UTC-4)
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These refugees and migrants are mostly innocent victims of political failures, from the war in Syria and the rise of the Islamic State to incessant insurgencies and political oppression in Africa. The world should not compound those failures with a moral one.