Viewer survey: Should Syrian refugees be welcomed or turned away?

4 years 8 months 3 weeks ago Friday, November 20 2015 Nov 20, 2015 Friday, November 20, 2015 4:25:01 PM CST November 20, 2015 in News
By: Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director

COLUMBIA - Many Missouri lawmakers are fighting any effort to have more Syrian refugees settle in the state; while Gov. Jay Nixon has said he will not block any from coming, because federal law does not allow states to refuse.

KOMU 8 News viewers have been vocal about the issue on social media and now we want to bring that conversation to a wider audience.

Many of our Facebook and Twitter followers have been arguing it is not safe to allow more Syrian refugees to settle in Missouri, because extremists may be using the migration as cover and plan to carry out terrorist attacks. Others argue there is a national responsibility to help the refugees in all ways possible, in the midst of an enormous humanitarian crisis.

The survey below is completely anonymous, but you will be given the option to leave your name and contact information. We are hoping some of you will agree to share your stories and opinions on camera.  Click here to take the survey.

 

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