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Allow More Syrian Refugees Into the US!

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In 2014, a measly 249 Syrian refugees were resettled in the US. This in the middle of the largest humanitarian crisis in our lifetime with 8 million displaced Syrians. Syrians are risking their lives, and sometimes losing them as they die on capsized ships, or suffocate on trucks during dangerous treks to Europe. Several European countries have accepted Syrian refugees in the thousands. This petition is a show of support by Americans who deeply care about the fate of Syrian civilians forced to face death by either barrel bombs or drowning in the Mediterranean due to the world's callousness. It is a call for US lawmakers to raise the quota and ease the immigration of Syrian refugees who need a safe haven now!

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January 29, 2017
Trina S. from Layton, UT writes:
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These people need help. They are mothers and fathers who are scared and who had to leave everything behind. If they had the option to stay, they would have, but their children needed something better. Let them come. Throw them a party at the airport, celebrate their courage. We need to do better. We need to help them. Because it is the right thing to do.
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Rebecca B. from Stanwood, WA writes:
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Please meet the families who have come here. Listen to their stories. Put yourself in their shoes. Unite their families.
2 months ago
Someone from New York, NY writes:
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Please let them in. I would host them, my family in California would host them.
2 months ago
Jessica B. from Chicago, IL writes:
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Please let these people through. I will host them, my family will host them. Without a place to go, we are condemning the millions of displaced men, women and children to death. We must help them.
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Jackie D. from Brooklyn, NY signed.
November 29, 2016
Andrew W. from Huntersville, NC writes:
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Hi Mary Jane, then You and Your Entire Community are LIBERAL IDIOTS. Educate Yourself On Current Events. And by GOD, sign ANOTHER PETITION, do Not Taint This One. Personal Tragedy MUST NOT be allowed to destroy What Is Left of The United States of America
November 1, 2016
John B. from Las Vegas, NV signed.
October 2, 2016
Mary Jane M. from Palo Alto, CA writes:
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My father was a child refugee after WW2 and the civil war in Greece. Syrians are in a desperate situation and we cannot turn them away but need to welcome them. Imagine you are being bombed and then no one will help you? The nearby countries cannot shoulder any more of the burden and those of us with means need to help out. We can take over a million Syrian refugees and that would still be unnoticeable amidst our total population. Many in my community are ready to help however we can.
5 months ago
Someone from Santa Barbara, CA signed.
September 16, 2016
Someone from Houston, TX writes:
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My father was a refugee from Germany during WWII. He is one of the 10% of Jewish children who survived the war. We must help the Syrians escape the unbelievable horror. Please don't let us become desensitized to their horror.