Dr. Ben Carson argued that because a majority of the American public is against bringing in additional refugees from Syria, actually bringing the refugees would increase the likelihood that they would become "radicalized."
"You bring a lot of people here from another culture and what they will tend to do is congregate together, that's a natural thing, which makes them much easier targets for radicalization," Carson said on Breitbart News Radio. "Particularly if you bring them into an environment where a lot people of are resentful of the fact that they are here. That's just going to create incidents that will increase further the likelihood of radicalization."
"So again, why would anyone even be thinking about doing something like that?" asked Carson.
Carson, who recently returned from a trip to refugee camps in Jordan, is against bringing in refugees from the region. The former neurosurgeon has suggested the best solution is for regional countries to take in refugees with humanitarian support from the United States.
Like most candidates, Carson has stated the ultimate solution to problem is solving current Syrian civil war.