Why should Americans trust refugee process?
The Patriot Ledger - 11/28/2015
Everyone loves a good argument and few questions are more likely to start one right now than “should we allow Syrian refugees into the United States?” Answering the question requires balancing competing concerns. First and foremost is the moral imperative of protecting American citizens versus the humanitarian concerns of providing for refugees.
But that isn’t the only set of competing concerns. What about the question of whether the United States should be helping its own – thousands of homeless veterans, for example – before helping others who may represent a unique security threat? Should America’s self-interest s be sacrificed in the pursuit of high ideals. And in the 21st century, that self-interest is threatened by the specter of global jihad.