Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) on Friday suggested that Syrian refugees are just trying to come to the United States for a "paid vacation," noting how much the federal government spends to resettle refugees.
"We’re paying them about $15,000 a year in free health care, free food, free shelter, free clothing, free transportation," Brooks said on the Dale Jackson Show, according to audio posted by ThinkProgress. "That answers very quickly why so many of them want to come to the United States of America."
"Were paying them to come here," he continued. "It's a paid vacation!"
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