Rand Paul blasted the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program Friday, telling radio host Jeff Kuhner the Boston bombers were â€œcoddledâ€ and given â€œfree stuffâ€ as refugees, but still â€œdecided to attack us.â€
The Republican presidential candidate said the refugee screening process is â€œabsolutely notâ€ rigorous enough to allow migrants into the United States. â€œThe fact that we had two Iraqi refugees posing as refugees come into our country and want to attack us with stinger missiles shows that it wasnâ€™t, and I donâ€™t believe still is, very rigorous,â€ he said.
â€œThe Boston bombers came here as refugees,â€ Paul noted. â€œWe coddled them, we gave them free stuff, we gave them free housing, and yet, they decided to attack us, so thereâ€™s a great risk.â€
Despite accusations that Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev moved to the United States through the refugee program, the family never applied for refugee status to gain entry into the country. Instead, their family arrived on a six-month visa and applied for political asylum once they were in the United States.
â€œItâ€™s a mistake for the Obama administration to downplay the risk,â€ Paul said, adding he fought the Obama administration â€œall week in the Senate and I promise you this battleâ€™s not over.â€
Last week, Paul introduced a bill to put a moratorium on U.S. visas for refugees; in a speech to congress, the Kentucky senator argued, â€œâ€¦when the poem beneath the Statue of Liberty says â€˜give me your tired, give me your poor,â€™ it didnâ€™t say come to our country and weâ€™ll put you on welfare.â€http://www.mediaite.com/online/rand...ll-attacked-us/Stop Islam at the border.
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