Yes but there must be an extreme vetting process.
The world is not the same, people aren’t coming here to work, like they did during the industrial revolution.
They are coming because they think we will give them free food , shelter and subsidies.
They aren’t coming here to become Americans.
In my opinion, absolutely. As the country that was formed to help those who were persecuted, we have a historic and humanitarian obligation to help these people. One major fear is that these people are from Muslim-majority countries, and people believe that they can't assimilate. But, we are known as a melting pot - a country where anyone can come and create a new life for their family. That's exactly what my dad did. While my family has definitely assimilated into the American culture, there are many who have not, but are still contributing members of society. They take the jobs no one else wants, which are crucial to our economy! We are obligated as humans, because refugees are humans too.
The United States has resources that could be used to help these people. We shouldn't wait until the controversy is over to offer help. Leading up to and during WW2 many people sought asylum in the U.S. and were turned away. We should not let a tragedy like that happen again if we can help it.
History has shown that refusing refugees creates a stigmatism and stain on a nation’s history. During WWII, President FDR sent away hundreds of Jewish refugees back to Nazi plagued Europe. In doing this, he condemned innocents to die and left America’s history with refugee blood due to his fear of further antagonizing the Nazis and stirring the public. Today, millions of middle-eastern refugees seek asylum from terrorism that wreaks havoc on their homes. The US holds majority of the responsibility for this refugee criss due to their heavy involvement in foreign affairs. So, for a country to start a war on foreign soil, who are we to refuse the innocents that seek asylum from our mistakes?
We should take in the White farmers being forced off their land in South Africa.