According to a study done by the Center for Immigration Studies, a middle Eastern refugee settling in America costs tax payers over $12,000 annually. However,the cost of resettling a refugee in a neighboring middle eastern country is much lower (about 1/12 the cost). Then the simply question is: instead of directly absorbing refugees, why doesn't the US help neighbors of countries like Syria take in refugees though economic means? The financial burden would be much less.
Aug 15, 2018
The Kurds are an ethic group living mostly in the mountainous regions of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran. They are the 4th largest ethnic group in the Middle East with around 35 million people, but they still don't have a state. The Kurds have been fighting since the 1920s for their own state, and clashes have led to more instability in the Middle East. Kurdish militants have been among the rebels in the Syrian Civil War, and many believe that the Kurds are using the Civil War as an opportunity to get their own state. Should the Kurds get their own state, and what are the possible pros and cons?