Ben Carson to Congress: Don't let any Syrian refugees into U.S.

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan urging that in the wake of the Islamic State attacks in Paris, the House terminate "all public funding for any ongoing federal programs that seek to resettle refugees and/or migrants from Syria into the United States, effective immediately."

"The national security of the American people demands that the Congress swiftly extinguish any programs that might allow an ISIS terrorist to infiltrate the United States disguised as a refugee or migrant," Carson said.

Carson will announce the request Monday at a news conference in Nevada.

In the letter, Carson notes that President Obama has pledged to accept "an additional 45,000 new refugees, mostly from Syria, in 2016-2017." After the Paris attacks, Carson wrote, "there can be no disputing the fact that the United States cannot, should not, and must not accept any Syrian refugees, let alone the dramatically larger number President Obama volunteered to host."

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