GOP candidate Ben Carson thinks that the screening process for incoming refugees from Syria and Iraq should be extensive. He noted that the Boston Marathon bombers entered the United States under refugee status.
“I would recognize that bringing in people from the Middle East right now carries extra danger,” Carson said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. “And we have to be extra cautious. You know, the typical mechanisms that we use for screening people, perhaps, have to be enhanced.”
Carson has previously called for strict background checks on all Syrian migrants attempting to enter the country.
President Obama has pledged that the United States will accept 10,000 migrants fleeing war-torn Syria over the next year.