Republican Party presidential hopeful and Senator of Florida said that he is open to allowing some refugees into the U.S. He was specific that he would let refugees from the Middle East into the United States noting that it is of extreme importance for the United States to deal with the radical jihad.
After a town hall meeting with reporters in New Hampshire on Tuesday Rubio said, “I don’t know what the right number is, but we want to be careful terrorists don’t take advantage of, to infiltrate themselves among the very innocent people that would also be coming.”
The past five years have seen turmoil in the Middle East caused by the Arab Spring. The wave of unrests which have led to the death of millions have also seen displacement of people. Hundreds of thousands of refugees are fleeing war and many are hoping for better lives in Europe. By the end of the year Germany alone expects to receive more than 800,000 asylum applicants.
Marco Rubio pushed the Obama administration to assist European countries during this difficult time. He said, “We should be able to offer them assistance, in creating some places and camps where people can live and be safe while this thing works itself out.”