GOP presidential candidate Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonThe Hill's Morning Report - Can Bernie recapture 2016 magic? Democrats veer left as Trump cements hold on Republicans Trump HUD official: 'I don't care if I'm not supposed to be tweeting during the shutdown' MORE said in an interview broadcast Sunday that the Syrian refugees he spoke to during a tour of Jordan overwhelmingly want to return to their homeland.


“What is their main desire? … Their main desire is to be repatriated in their homeland,” Carson said from Amman, Jordan on CBS’s “Face the Nation”

Carson also said the refugees were “pretty uniform” in saying that the U.S. should support the efforts of the Jordanians.

“The Jordanians have done a yeoman's job in terms of putting up these camps. But the reason that the camps are not full is because they are not supported by the international community,” he said

“In terms of money, when I looked at the refugee camps in Jordan, there's about a three billion [dollar] shortfall annually. That's how much money we spent last year on Halloween candy.”

Carson said bringing 10,000 or 25,000 refugees to the United States is not “solving the problem.”

“That's a little band aid that makes a few people say, ‘Hey, we're good guys,’ " he said.

“That's not what we want to do. We want to actually solve the problem.”