Support Desperate Refugees Fleeing Civil War

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Target: Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Leon Rodriguez

Goal: Insist that America take on more of the resettlement and housing of Middle Eastern refugees.

America has currently committed to the least amount of refugee resettlements than any other country providing their support to the effort. Syria is in the midst of a brutal civil war and Iraq is in the middle of having its country taken over by a terrorist organization, causing millions of people to escape the violence and search for asylum elsewhere. America has contributed the largest financial aid to the Syrian refugee crisis, but money is not the only necessity that is required for the complete settlement of these people.

From Syria alone, there are over four million people fleeing the country across Europe looking for a better life for their families, walking miles without food and water as well as living in cramped, overpopulated spaces just for the hope of finding a new home away from violence and war. Outside of Europe, Canada has committed to taking in 10,000 refugees for resettlement and Australia has promised 12,000 to be resettled in their country. America has only taken 1,500 refugees, a mere fraction of other country’s contribution and an even smaller fraction of the people that still need a home.

Sign the petition below and tell American Citizenship and Immigration Services to up these numbers and help these world citizens that are struggling through devastation and loss to find peace and acceptance.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Director Rodriguez,

There are millions of people from Middle Eastern countries right now that have lost their homes, friends, and everything they had in the devastation of war, terrorism, and violence. As compassionate citizens of the world, a large majority of first-world countries have committed to giving these people new homes and lives where they can be safe to raise their families and become contributing members of society.

The United States has already stated its plans to increase the number of refugees in 2016, and I want to make sure that number increases significantly. Canada and Australia have already committed to refugee resettlements in the ten thousands, and I feel that the United States should do no less than the same. Nearly one-third of refugee aid, according to the U.N., is from the United States, and if we take in refugees then we can return some of those funds from taxes, labor, and community contribution. Please ensure that the United States commits to the staggered admittance of at least 10,000 refugees by 2016.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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20 Comments

  1. We need to help our own first! Plus we can not take the chance of bringing in more terrorist. Which in one group of refugees, 75% were young men, not women and children. We should help them financially but not by allowing them to infiltrate our country. There are many rich Arab countries that are able to take them, where they would be living in their own culture. We cannot allow people in our country whose leaders publicly call for death to Americans!

    • Nancy you’re such an ignorant woman. Want to help your own? OK go-head ! but do it ALL THE TIME, not only when people from other lands can to nothing else than leave their country, their home, to the totally unknown ! Those people are not terrorists ! terrorist does not need to risk their lives on tiny boats full of afraid people, they have enough money to travel safer ! And each refugee is registered, to you think that terrorists want to be registered ? Don’t be such an heartless ignorant. Think by your own ! Their land is DEVASTATED ! What will they do with your money ? they have nothing except some clothes and personal items, but their homes are destroyed, they do not have hospitals, school… They try to go away from the real terrorists !
      ho and, speaking about “people taking the country of other”, you should look at the US history about Natives americans…

      • Emme you are the only one on here with a Heart, I am astounded at the selfish people on here, if they were in this position how would they feel! The refugees did not plan to loose everything and live I what I would call Hell. This is one of the worst displays of self involved, prejudice with no regard for humanity I have ever seen, these people are fleeing the most brutal types of torture death, rape and genocide, and have very little help from anyone, my Heart goes out to them, and I have been helping in anyway I mentally and physically can. Thank you for thinking of humanity this Country has gotten extremely self centered and greedy.

      • Typical Liberal who does not get it. Our country is being DECIMATED with MILLIONS of people ( Legal, illegal, refugee, etc.) who have are overwhelming our social programs. If their countries never fix themselves, what are you suggesting that we just open our doors and take in the world? GROW UP!

      • To all the Tens-of-Thousands of young, Male Migrants claiming Refugee Status in the US and Europe:

        You are not Refugees. You are spineless cowards who are Country-Shopping until you find a place you like so that you can begin the slow and painful degradation of your new Country into a replica of the Feces-filled Hole you left behind.

        If you had any Honor or Integrity you would have stayed behind and fought for your own country instead of running away and leaving behind your women and children.

        America became the greatest nation because millions were ready, willing, and able to sacrifice themselves so that the next generation would live a great life.

        During both WW1 and WWII the locals didn’t run and hide, they fought back with whatever they had. They were the Resistance and the Guerilla Fighters. They weren’t cowards like the ones crawling out of the Middle East and North Africa.

        These “Migrants” aren’t willing to sacrifice anything, but will expect to be handed everything we have worked for and not pay a cent.

  2. I will not sign the petition. The U.S. Is actually taking in 10,000 refugees. Plus we are donating more aide to the Syrian people than any other country.

  3. Jean Clelland-Morin says:

    Listen to the words on the Statue of Liberty.

  4. Kirby, Before you ask people to sign your petition, at least be truthful. The United States has already taken in 70,000 refugees from all over the world this year. How many more will the lifeboat hold? How about you set an example and take in a few homeless veterans to live with you? Doesn’t charity begin at home? How are you going to vet these foreigners who don’t bring a passport, birth certificate or any photo ID with them?

    • Geo you want to help our Veterans support this petition many have gone their to fight and save these people with their own money and have even sold their homes, I know I am in contact with them on a daily basis, so what are you doing to help? Our Veterans have gone their because our Government has done very little to stop this, that is why we have a refugee crisis now, so you want to remain selfish and sit at your keyboard and condemn these people that have lost everything, I have never seen more heartless selfish prejudice people than I have seen on this petition, you should all be ashamed of yourselves.

  5. I will not sign anything supporting something that will most assuredly bring more terrorists into the US!

  6. People commenting here are such heartless people and hypocrites… “we need to help our veterans / homeless first!” .. Ho yea, they need help too for sure. But why you do nothing for them until strangers come ? Do you need strangers to think about your old ones, your veterans, your homeless ?
    And many of you think that those people are terrorists… Helloooooohoooooo, terrorist will not act as refugees, they have enough money to travel without risking their lives in tiny boats ! They can infiltrate your country much more unsuspiciously than being registered at their arrival.
    Those people are trying to stay alive, not to invade you! (ho, and speaking about invasion and terrorism, look at US history first: the first Europeans coming in America were terrorists for the native American. You are ALL the sons and girls of terrorists ! think about it )
    We are not speaking about people traveling because they wanted, but about people traveling because they need, because their homes are DESTROYED, because other peoples are KILLING THEM, KILLING THEIR CHILDRENS !
    you all make me sick…

  7. NO!! NO!! NO!! NO SIGN THIS PETITION!!!

  8. Bring more refugees what a joke, the Christians and the Yazidis being tortured, raped and murdered maybe. But not the muslims, so they can implement their goal “global sharia” and our citizens become the refugees. NOT a chance you should be ashamed even making the petition lies and all.

  9. I am an immigrant to the USA and a resident of Arizona and I really appreciate Sheriff Joe for all he has done to stem the follow of illegal immigrants. I didn’t sneak in the backdoor in the dead-of-night; I waited 2 years to get my Green Card which provided me with the opportunity to come to this country. When traveling all over the world for my work, I love showing my US Passport. It is just a travel document to some, but to me it is a declaration that I am truly a Free Man.

    Eventually, for being a good, law-abiding person, having honorably served in both the US Navy and US Army and through hard work and determination, I was given the honor and privilege of becoming a US Citizen.

    My Green Card was my ticket to a great life.

    If you had tickets to a sports event, concert, Disneyland, or for an airline flight, and when you got to your assigned seat you found someone else was in that seat, what would you do? You would call for a person in charge of ticket checking and have the person in your seat removed. You would correctly be asked to show your ticket, and you would gladly and proudly do so, for you have bought and paid for that seat. The person in your seat would also be asked for a ticket, which they would not be able to produce. They would be called “gate crashers” and they would be removed.

    Now in this huge stadium called the USA we have had millions of gate crashers. We have been asking security to check for tickets and remove the gate crashers. We have been asking security to have better controls in checking at the door. We have asked security to lock the back doors. Security has failed us. They are still looking the other way. They are afraid to ask to see the tickets. Many people say there is unlimited seating, and whether there is or not, no one should be allowed in for free while the rest of us pay full price!

    In “Section AZ”, of “Stadium USA”, we have had enough of the failures of Security. We have decided to do our own ticket checking, and properly remove those who do not have tickets. Now it seems very strange to me that so many people in the other 49 “sections”, and even many in our own “section” do not want tickets checked, or even to be asked to show their ticket! Even the Head of Security, President Obama, is chastising us while not doing his own job which he has sworn to do.

    My own ticket has been bought and paid for, so I am proudly going to show it when asked to do so. I have a right to my seat, and I want the gate crashers to be asked to show their tickets too. The only reason that I can imagine anyone objecting to being asked for their ticket is that they are in favor of gate crashing, and all of the illegal activities that go with it, such as drug smuggling, gang wars, murder, human smuggling for profit, and many more illegal and inhumane acts that we are trying to prevent with our new legislation. Is that what I am hearing from all of the protesters such as Phoenix Mayor Stanton, US Rep. Grijalva, even President Obama? If you are not in favor of showing tickets, (proof of citizenship, passport, green card, or other legal document) when asked, as I would do proudly, then you must be condoning those illegal activities.” For an Elected Official, that is an Impeachable Offense.

  10. I lived and worked in a Muslim country in West Africa for 7 years so I was surrounded by the Islamic teachings and know a few things about the doctrine.

    It would seem that Allah actually HATES the people who worship him. Think about it; take a map of the world and color in all the Islamic or predominantly Islamic Countries in red, and all the Christian or predominantly Christian countries in blue and you will see that most of the poor and backward 3rd world countries are Muslim countries and are red. Most of the successful and advanced Christian countries are blue.

    So what does this tell you? It tells me that Allah really doesn’t like the people who worship him most likely because they took what he gave them; land, people and everything else, and turned it into a backward, stone-age wasteland.

    Everyday Muslims pray to Allah five (5) times. That’s thirty-five (35) times every week! Whatever it is they are praying for, it’s not working. Perhaps Allah is just a little bit miffed about all these people who beg him 35 times a week for a better life, but do nothing to help themselves?

    I truly believe that with the state of this world, God has a lot more important things to do than listen to a couple billion people beg him five-times-a-day for the things they can provide for themselves. Surely, even He with all of his patience is getting tired of it?

    Look at Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, the entire Middle East and all the other “stans.” They are based on Islam and are so backward they are mostly medieval societies.

    Do Islamic countries lead in:

    Scientific advances?
    Medical advances?
    Economic advances?
    Educational advances?
    Human Rights advances?
    Technological advances?

    No! That would be the Christian nations. God must really like the people who worship Him because they have taken what He gave them and made it successful. Also, we pray once or twice a week, not five-times-a-day like a bunch of whiny, spoilt children.

    Look at America, founded on Christian principals and we are successful, but look at Dearborn, Michigan, a Muslin ghetto filled with poverty and hate – you reap what you sow.

    Look at Europe; successful and advanced, but look at the Muslim enclaves and ghettos within those countries; backward and poverty stricken.

    Everywhere extremist Islam sets up shop, poverty and backward thinking prevails.

    Is that what we want for America?

  11. A Typical Responsibilty Dodging Reich Winger says:

    “I know that I voted for the warmongers who brought war a violence to the Middle East region. I am aware it was my sole poor decision making that cost hundreds of thousands of innocent people their lives. I know it was my vote and my will to lay destruction down in the Middle East based on blatantly false intel. But now that me and my selection of fascist politicians have savagely destroyed whole regions I don’t believe I need to take any responsibility for my actions. Those refugee’s lives are ruined because I consistently vote to destroy human rights and I don’t support cleaning up my mess by helping the people whose countries I’ve ruined.”

    Translated posts of fellow commentors:
    Lynn Redden, Grażyna, Mary Kay B3, Geo., Jessica, Stacey, and Nancy Grant – so far

    • Crystalline Blue says:

      How would you know who “Lynn Redden, Grażyna, Mary Kay B3, Geo., Jessica, Stacey, and Nancy Grant” voted for? or if they voted at all? … r u psychic?

      Intelligent people argue with FACTS not emotional claptrap.

  12. My dear American friends.
    It must be your lack of information and education, that you do not kniw, that the whole desaster of Afghanistan and the middle east has been craeted by: USA,GB, Australia, Poland, Germany, France aso. But the “leader” is USA. So dont cry and take your responsibility, like Germany, Sweden and Austria……if you even know were this is located.US and Australia and GB as main Responsible countries should take at least 50% of all refugies. SO SHUT THE F..CK UP and do what needs to be done.
    Yours
    Andreas, Buddhist teacher Thailand

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