Target: President Barack Obama
Goal: Applaud the expected veto of a Syrian refugee bill that would impose stricter requirements for Syrian refugees to enter the U.S.
A Republican bill that would impose stricter requirements for refugees entering the U.S. from Syria will be vetoed by President Obama. The White House said the bill wouldn’t actually provide more security for U.S. citizens and would, instead, create obstacles in the process of helping innocent Syrian refugees in need.
The bill would essentially stop the resettlement of Syrians trying to escape political and physical violence in their war-torn country. Republicans say the bill is needed to protect Americans as Syrians pose a dangerous threat to national security, especially after the terrorist attacks in Paris (although none of the attackers have been identified as Syrian).
Now is not the time to turn our backs on innocent people who are simply looking for a normal life where they don’t have to worry about waking up and being bombed or shot. These people need our help and our compassion. Applaud the expected veto of this bill that would do no good and just pose obstacles to helping those in need.
Dear President Obama,
I am writing to applaud you for vetoing a proposed bill that would impose stricter requirements for Syrian refugees to enter the U.S. and make it more difficult to help those in need. These refugees need our help during the hardest time in their lives.
We cannot turn our backs on these innocent people and treat them as subhuman because of events that had nothing to do with them. We must do everything we can to show compassion and not give the terrorists what they want by spreading hate and intolerance. Thank you for your plan to veto this negative bill.
[Your Name Here]
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