Thousands of Syrians are fleeing their war-torn country in the hopes of securing safety and asylum in Europe or the United States. All too often, their desperate journey results in more suffering and struggle. As the threat of terrorism looms fresh in the national consciousness, more than half the nation’s governors have announced Syrian refugees will not be welcome in their states. “The terrorist threat from Syrian refugees in the United States is hyperbolically over-exaggerated and we have very little to fear from them because the refugee vetting system is so thorough,” says Cato scholar Alex Nowrasteh.
- “Syrian Refugees Don’t Pose a Serious Security Threat,” by Alex Nowrasteh
- “Paris Changed Nothing. We Still Have Every Reason to Welcome Syrian Refugees,” by A. Trevor Thrall
- “Refugee Resettlement: The Smart Way to Defeat ISIS,” by Patrick G. Eddington