With all sorts of political jargon being thrown around on the news and in the papers, it is easy to lose track of what is being talked about. So, before going into further detail on the Syrian Refugee Crisis, I thought it would be helpful to distinguish exactly who I will be writing about in my work.
The phrase “Syrian Refugee Crisis” describes the situation accurately, yet many people still think it has something to do with NATO or a wall at our country’s borders. However, refugees are not immigrants, and the following video is helpful in describing the difference between the two:
Each term comes with its own set of political agendas, varying connotations, and salient images, therefore it is crucial to understand the differences between them. Once understood, proper knowledge of the terms can be spread and in turn would allow more people to get the help they need.