Iraqi Refugees...Should they be allowed in the US?

United States
August 26, 2007 6:43pm CST
There are Iraqi people that have helped the US in the war we are currently fighting. They have served as translators, worked hand in hand with the US military,etc. These people put thier lives on the line to work with us and the U.S is doing very little for them. Approximately 2,000 - 3,000 people will be brought into the country in the next year. However this pales in comparison to the tens of thousands that have helped the United States in this war. By working with the U.S. these people (and thier familes) are at risk of murder from opponents of American presence in Iraq. In 1975, over 100,000 Vietnamese people were brought to the country and settled in to communities all over the nation in a matter of 8 months. Why can't we do the same now? Do you believe we should take in these Iraqis? If not, what should they do since they can't remain in thier own country?
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@Amstardam (1348)
• United States
27 Aug 07
Of course we should allow them to enter the US. After all, the war is said to be for the sake of the people of Iraq. Right? What would the poing of the war be if we were to shun the very reason we are supposed to be there? If the US isn't going to allow them in, then they should rethink what they are telling the people of what the war is for. After all, P. Bush says "I'm basing this on principle not on power." Yeah...
• United States
27 Aug 07
I think we should allow them in too. It's a shame that we aren't doing more to help people who put thier lives on the line to help us win this war.
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@vandana7 (64759)
• India
8 Sep 15
I am not from the US, but I do have a tiny idea which the world might consider. We have ample islands. If all countries contribute to refugees resettlement fund with world bank or IMF, then those islands can be bought and these refugees can be settled there, with necessary infrastructure of course. That way no resentment will build up, and they have a country of their own. I feel same thing should be done for Palestinians.