Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump In a speech in Keene, New Hampshire, on Wednesday, said he would send any refugees admitted to the US back to their homeland. “If I win, they’re going back,” he proclaimed.
He said he is worried that the refugees could be disguised members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.
Describing them as a “200,000-man army”, he later added: “I’m putting the people on notice that are coming here from Syria as part of this mass migration, they have to know this and the world will hear it – are going back. Trump also questioned why Syrians were fleeing their country instead of staying and fighting.
“We’re not going to accept 200,000 people that may be ISIS. We have no idea who they are. And I’m telling you now, they may come in through the weakness of (President Barack) Obama,” but would return to their homeland if Trump makes it to the White House, blaming President Barack Obama for the crisis and added: “It’s living in hell in Syria. They are living in hell.”
Mr Trump has made immigration a central plank of his election campaign, pledging to build a wall on the southern border.