“Trump’s big mistake on Syria refugees” CNN

Peter Bergen argues that President Trump’s executive order banning refugees is illogical for multiple reasons. He says, “all lethal acts of jihadist terrorism in the States since 9/11 have been carried out by American citizens or legal residents and none of them have been the work of Syrian refugees”. The Syrian refugees that come to the U.S. are fleeing terrorism and also have extremely rigorous screening before being admitted, a process that can last around two years. Bergen notes that this country has had successive waves of immigration, of people coming with hope for a better life and this history ought to be remembered.