Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) told Boston Herald Radio on Monday that he’s “open to” the U.S. accepting some of the refugees and migrants who are fleeing the Middle East, Africa, and Asia as long as there are no terrorists among them.
“We’ve always been a country that has been willing to accept people who have been displaced and I would be open to that if it can be done in a way that allows us to ensure that among them are not people who are part of a terrorist organization who are using this crisis,” Rubio told Boston Herald Radio. “The vast and overwhelming majority of people who are seeking refuge are not terrorists, of course, but you always are concerned about that.”
Rubio said the U.S. needs a “long-term strategy” for those fleeing their homelands so they can eventually return if they want.
“That sort of instability in the region that we cannot isolate ourselves from — it will eventually impact us — and now it is potentially destabilizing many of our NATO allies in Europe and is asking question of us, whether we are going to be prepared to accept the refugees the way we did for example, during the civil war in Sudan,” he said.
Listen to the full interview, from Boston Herald Radio, below: