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Total Number of People Forced From Their Homes: 65.3 Million, Total IDPs: 40.8 Million
Total Number of Refugees: 21.3 Million

Top 5 Countries for IDPs: Columbia 6.9M, Syria 6.6M, Iraq 4.4M, Sudan 3.2 Million, Nigeria 2.2M

Top 5 Countries of Origin: Syria 4.9M, Afghanistan 2.7M, Somalia 1.1M, South Sudan 778,700, Sudan 628,800

Top 5 Host Countries: Turkey 2.5M, Pakistan 1.6M, Lebanon 1.1M, Iran 979,400, Ethiopia 736,100

The thing that surprised me most about the Za'atari camp was that the people that lived there built a multi-million dollar society. They found ways to work and created and strips of the camp that was just shops with goods and food. Some of the biggest issues the people in these camps face is a lot of theft, employment for work, sanitation and plumbing, and the electricity used is very unorganized and overloaded. Refugees who are living in the cities face unemployment and poor electricity functions. The refugees that settle in he cities tend to stay there, they don't seek to be seen as asylum seeker by anyone. They want to live in the cities. They are different because people who live in the camps are looking to find a home, a place to live. While people in the city have a home and a place to live.
I think yes and no. This is a very touchy subject. I think that America should allow people to come here in need of safety. This country was founded on those kind of values. But at the same time we are in a changing world and we need to pay attention to these dangers. We can't rely on a document written more than 200 years ago. I believe that refugees should be allowed in but should have to be submitted to intense screening. If refugees were welcome into our community's I think they would have multiple needs. They would want health care, a car, and a job. The basic things I see when I see the Somalians in Lewiston. Their houses aren't very nice but they have a home and a car and benefits like the rest of us do.
Refugees Settled in the U.S in 2016: 116,138, Refugees Admitted the Past 5 Years(Average): 108,000
Top 5 Sending Countries: Congo: Syria, Burma, Iraq, and Somalia, Top 5 Receiving States: Michigan, Ohio, Arizona, North Carolina, Washington

Main Steps of the Screening Process for a Refugee Coming to the 1.U.SRefugee applicants identify themselves to groups like the UNHCR

2. Applicant are received by a federally-funded resettlement support center

3. Biographic security checks start with enhanced interagency security checks

4. Department of Homeland Security Interview

5. Biometric security checks

6. Medical Check

7. Cultural Orientation and Assignment to Domestic Resettlement Locations

8. Travel

9. U.S Arrival.

Explanation of Trumps Immigration Order: This order that President Trump wants to put into place will ban all immigration from 6 countries for 90 days. The countries he is banning are Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. While the ban is in place U.S officials will try and find a better way to screen see incoming refugees to make sure they're safe.


People from countries that were working, visiting, or studying from those six countries without current visas.

People from those 6 countries are not permitted to enter the U.S that are immigrants.

Any refugee is banned from entering the U.S for 120 days.


Green card holders from those 6 countries are permitted into the U.S.

The ban does not apply to U.S citizens, diplomats, and dual national who present their passport from a country not under the ban. Government officials, NATO officials, and visitors to the U.N.

I think the ban is needed. I don't have problems with anyone from a Muslim based country but anything can happen in a time of crisis. The ban is only temporary and it gives us more time to create a better, safer way to screen refugees. When people are put under intense pressure and are just trying to survive they will do anything to survive. We almost go "primal" in a time where we need to survive. The immigration order that Trump wants to put into place is only for 120 days. The government has come out and stated that the D.H.S (Department of Homeland Security) is trying to find a more effective way of screening the refugees. The first link below is an article from the New York Times. In the section of the people from the 6 countries it talks about the ban and how government officials are trying to change the screening process. The second link below is an article from the Huffington Post that talks about how our instincts to survive are fading away. But in their it talks about our "fight or flight" syndrome and how we will do anything to survive in a time of crisis or danger.

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