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house Bill H.R. 6909

Should the U.S. Admit At Least 110,000 Refugees Per Year?

Argument in favor

The recent decrease in the number of refugees the U.S. admits is inhumane. It’s also contrary to America’s historical willingness to welcome refugees, as it’s taken in an average of 95,000 refugees a year since 1980, and has exceeded that in times of international humanitarian crisis like the present, with over 25 million refugees globally.

Jonathan's Opinion
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10/07/2018
We have an obligation as one of the most powerful nations in the world to help as many people as possible. Not only because of our wealth and power, but because we have achieved much of this wealth and power through less than scrupulous means ( slavery, manifest destiny, laws that discriminate and restrict...)
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Audrey's Opinion
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10/07/2018
Our country was founded through the immigration of peoples who left their homes, pursuing the dream - of freedom. They are movers, workers, people like all of us here. Let us offer others the same opportunities we are blessed with by sharing our land and resources.
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Nathan's Opinion
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10/07/2018
100,000 is a fractional number for a country with our population. Helping others in need is how we became the great nation we are today.
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Argument opposed

It’s expensive to resettle refugees in the U.S., and it makes more sense to help them resettle closer to their home regions. Additionally, given the ongoing threat of terrorism, it’s possible that admitting refugees may pose a security risk that no amount of vetting can diminish.

William's Opinion
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10/07/2018
I do not support this bill. We should not admit immigrants based on a quota. We should admit them based on our need for their skills and their allegiance to our nation. Coming to America is like winning the lottery, there is no better place on earth! We do not need to admit people based on a quota of at least or any maximum.
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Scott's Opinion
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10/07/2018
Citizenship should be based on merit not an arbitrary number.
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Chester 's Opinion
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10/07/2018
Refugees need to have a Revolution in their own country and take over the tyrannical Government.
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      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedSeptember 26th, 2018
    We have an obligation as one of the most powerful nations in the world to help as many people as possible. Not only because of our wealth and power, but because we have achieved much of this wealth and power through less than scrupulous means ( slavery, manifest destiny, laws that discriminate and restrict...)
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    Our country was founded through the immigration of peoples who left their homes, pursuing the dream - of freedom. They are movers, workers, people like all of us here. Let us offer others the same opportunities we are blessed with by sharing our land and resources.
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    I do not support this bill. We should not admit immigrants based on a quota. We should admit them based on our need for their skills and their allegiance to our nation. Coming to America is like winning the lottery, there is no better place on earth! We do not need to admit people based on a quota of at least or any maximum.
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    100,000 is a fractional number for a country with our population. Helping others in need is how we became the great nation we are today.
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    As long as we're not using tax money to bring them over here and take care of them, why should there even be a limit? Maybe if we stopped involving ourselves in practically every conflict around the world, there might not be so many refugees to begin with.
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    Citizenship should be based on merit not an arbitrary number.
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    #AmericaFirst 💯🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
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    We have always allowed, not just allowed...encouraged immigration. I hate this ‘whites only’ club-America that this administration would have us be. I’m sick ashamed and infuriated at the “Handling” of my America. You non-Euro Whites, You Gay, You Women...you are not part of Trumps vision. You are to be summarily quieted...but only after being used. Wake the fuck up.
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    No.
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    Refugees need to have a Revolution in their own country and take over the tyrannical Government.
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    We start the wars, we should take in the victims. But under this administration I’m terrified that these people will end up in concentration camps. Can we please go with my idea of reclaiming abandoned malls, turning them in to cities and ripping up parking lot to make into farmland? We’ll have plenty of room for our homeless, migrants, and refugees. We’ll just vet the migrants to see if we can give them refugee status. A lot qualify as they are escaping the gangs perpetuated by the drug war that we started and our CIA made worse.
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    Yet another bill from a disgruntled Democrat designed specifically to insult the current President. Just another variation on open borders really.
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    Let in only those that meet our requirements and vetted carefully. If that’s 1 or 100,000. There should not be any minimums. We don’t want to let in people just to meet a number.
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    If the Indians would have limited numbers over 200 years ago and people born in the USA would not be naturalized citizen, there be haft as many people here to day. Maybe they can make retro active. Trump would not be president and neither would the senators or congressman be in office. So immigration problem was caused by the Indians!
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    If we truly regard ourselves as reflective of Christian values, then we need to put it to actiin. Else, this administration should shut up with being church-friendly and pious and all that. People of good will help those in need...not just those in need whom we deem most favorable to our needs.
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    We should welcome as many refugees as possible. The USA should become a haven of hospitality!
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    Unless they can support themselves and speak English and have marketable skills.
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    No, absolutely not. Anyone coming to the United States either needs to seek asylum or go through the proper channels to enter the country and to be here legally. Individuals coming here must be rigidly vetted to be able to be here. This must be done to keep our country safe. Anyone coming to the country should not expect to have any privileges or to have their way paid by our government and must be responsible for themselves in full unless otherwise indicated if there are special circumstances.
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    Our nation is based on accepting the huddled masses. It is part of our identity. Trump's grandfather, mother and several wives were/are immigrants, so to pretend otherwise is disingenuous.
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