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Stop Resettling 25,000 Refugees In Canada

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Dear Justin Trudeau,

There is nothing wrong about accepting people from other countries that need our help. There is, however, two major things that are wrong about your concept. First of all, the number of people from Iraq and Syria you're accepting. 25,000 people is not a small number. In fact, it is too big of a number to even secure the fact that everyone who is coming through is a legitimate refugee that needs our help. As the newly elected leader of our country, the safety of our own country should be your first priority and not to help other countries. I am sure all Canadians realize that this situation in Iraq and Syria cannot be ignored and we should provide help, but this isn't how we should do it. We can provide money, shipments of food, or maybe a lesser amount of people coming through. This way, we can actually confirm that the people coming through are in need of help. Although this may seem like a good plan to show how generous of a country Canada is, but this is not the way to show it. Canada itself does not have a strong army and we do not have the power or a strong military force to aid us, if a war/breaks out. We do not need to risk our hard-earned peace. Other countries, such as the United States, Japan or China, had the good sense to not accept any refugees and instead to aid them in different ways. Germany accepted refugees a couple years back, and Germany's crime level rose rapidly. Second of all, accepting 25,000 refugees in merely 2 months is both unrealistic and unsafe. Screening 25,000 refugees typically takes 3 years of time and you are planning to do it in 2 months. You can easily overlook and accidentally accept terrorists into our peaceful countries. Remember that in our country, security and safety should be the first priority and though, compassion is important, it should only be viewed as our second priority. The attack in Paris should be a warning to strengthen our security, and you're doing the opposite of that. This is not to say no to accepting refugees completely, but I think we can all agree that 2 months is not enough time to thoroughly screen everyone.

I understand that you are doing this in the best intentions possible, but none of us want to feel unsafe in our own country.

With all due respect,

A Canadian Citizen

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