Why would we not assist Syrian refugees in a place near Syria, a place with similar customs and language, so they can easily return to their own homes and rebuild after the war is over? It’s a lot less expensive and less dangerous than bringing people thousands of miles to a culture foreign to them. I also feel that the moral case for taking in refugees who are not starving and are not victims of genocide and will have a place to go back to is very weak, and the case for why Syrian war refugees over refugees from other wars has yet to be made. Nice sentiments make for good reading, but the moral and practical aspects need to be thought through.

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