Analysis: The Stature Of Liberty Must Be Crying

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America has been the land of immigration since the 1400s. Many people come here for better opportunities, as well as freedom. However, over the years, it has been more difficult for immigrants to come to America due to the government passing laws to tighten the country’s walls and the terrorist attack in Paris last month makes it worst for immigrant to come in. it is very understandable that the government is reluctant to let in some Syrian Refugees into his country. Nevertheless, America should take the refugees into their country because they are in danger, they are in need of a better opportunities, and they need guidance from higher officials. In the article, “The Stature of Liberty Must Be Crying” by Nicholas Kristof, he starts off by…show more content…
He started his essay by giving an example of a similar situation and how a wife of the president’s trip to a refugee camp influenced America to accept them. “In November of 1979, First Lady Rosalynn Carter made a trip to a refugee camp near the Thai-Cambodian border...She held a starving baby in her arms while speaking to the infant’s mother, who lay on the ground. ‘Give me a smile,’ she told another woman, kissing her forehead. Afterward, Mrs. Carter said that she wanted to hurry home ‘and tell my husband.’…In the end, the U.S. admitted more than a million Southeast Asian refugees. Most of them proved adaptable to American values.” If some US officials go to the Syrian refugee camps, maybe they will see the lack of opportunities the refugees have. Many children in these camps don’t have the privilege attend school or even get proper food to eat. What is a child without his education? How far can a child go without knowing how to read and write? It’s not fair to the children or the parents. Coming to America will give families to grasp the privileges America has to offer. Just like the Cambodian refugees, they will most likely adapt to American…show more content…
“Hey, I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering. So something’s going on. We’ve got to find out what it is.” He does even show proof of this actually happening. According to Nicholas Kristof, the House Republicans are against the idea of taking in some Syrian refugees into the country because of the terrorist attacks. However, “If a terrorist group wants to attack America, it won’t wait two years to try to infiltrate as refugees.” It’s too long of a process; the 9/11 attacker entered the country as students and tourists. Also, many of the refugees are actually educated people and can influence America in a good way. Lastly, the government can use vetting to make sure that the refugees aren’t any harm to the
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