Syrians fear unwelcoming circumstances in the U.S. in light of Paris attack

Sage Santana, News Reporter

In light of the terrorist attack on Paris orchestrated by ISIS, many Syrians are facing even more struggle to enter other nations that were previously open to accepting refugees. Although the terrorists that were found to be suspects thus far were not Syrian refugees, but European citizens, there is now more tension in the allowing of Syrian refugees into various nations that were otherwise welcoming to them, including the U.S.

The U.S. had previously made arrangements to be among the many nations to increase the number of Syrians welcomed into its borders.  However, in light of the Paris attacks, there has been a fear among citizens in the U.S. and other nations as well that there will be an increase of terrorist activity if Syrians should be allowed into the nation. Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan had recently asked the house to vote on a bill to pause State Department plans to increase the number of Syrian refugees from 1,000 to 10,000.  Although there is a new fear among citizens that terrorist activity may increase, the U.S. is the only nation thus far who has made vocal their desire to deny Syrians entry.  Meanwhile, other nations who were open to refugees before the Paris attacks, including Germany, and France, have acknowledged the tragedy, while still choosing to continue with developing a policy that will allow for the refugees to find asylum within their borders.

While the future of the Syrian refugees being allowed entry in America is still not clear, one thing is certain, and that is that in light of the recent events in Paris, Syrians will face even more struggles in their attempts to find refuge.

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