Wow! I have rarely read such an ill-informed statement in The Bee’s letters section as that which describes Syrian refugees as perpetually unemployable (Sept. 25).
What does Gerald Fountain of Coalinga think these people were doing before their country became a war zone? Syria is not a country known for having an American-style welfare safety net. No, the refugees we hopefully will welcome into our country were hard-working individuals raising families and sending their children to school.
Many were running their own businesses, while others are well-educated professionals, who speak English as a second language. They may have lost their capital, but they bring skills and experience with them, are eager to get back to work, and will be valuable additions to our economy.
Bob Turner, Clovis