Following the deadly terrorist attack in Paris on Friday, numerous Republican presidential candidates called for U.S. officials to restrict the country's acceptance of Syrian refugees.
In a Sunday interview on ABC's "This Week," Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said that the U.S. should no longer take in any refugees from Syria because background checks are not thorough enough.
"The problem is not the background checks. The problem is we can't background check them. You can't pick up the phone and call Syria. And that's one of the reasons why I said we won't be able to take more refugees. It's not that we don't want to; it's that we can't because there's no way to background check someone that's coming from Syria," he said.
"In the case of what's happening in Europe, this is a swarm of refugees. And as I've said repeatedly over the last few months, you can have 1,000 people come in and 999 of them are just poor people fleeing oppression and violence but one of them is an ISIS fighter," Rubio continued.
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