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Huckabee: No sandwiches for ‘ISIS people’

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says letting Syrian refugees into America would be akin to handing out sandwiches and medical benefits to “ISIS people”, referring to the terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
{mosads}In the Republican undercard debate in Milwaukee, Wis., Tuesday night, Huckabee was asked about his hardline refusal to let Syrian refugees into the United States.

“The idea that we’re just going to open our doors and we have no idea who these people are?” Huckabee responded.
“Are we going to open the doors so that ISIS people will come on in and we’ll give them a place to stay and a good sandwich and medical benefits?
“My gosh, we’re $19 trillion in debt, we can’t even afford to take care of Americans,” he added, to cheers from the crowd.
“So if we’re going to do something for the Syrians, let’s find out who they really are.”
The Syrians who “are really in danger, let’s help build an encampment for them, but closer to where they live rather than bringing them here when they don’t know the language, the culture,” Huckabee continued.
The governor added that America has its own problems with homelessness, and given the current climate, he is “not sure [it] makes any sense” to take in Syrian refugees.
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