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Jim Webb: We Should Be Careful About Bringing A Large Number Of Refugees Here

"I think the Saudis should take more."

Posted on September 29, 2015, at 12:54 p.m. ET

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Jim Webb, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, says the United States should be "careful" about allowing a large number of refugees into the country and that others should be providing them refuge.

"I think the Saudis should take more," Webb said Monday on The Alan Colmes Show. "I think people in the region should step up to try to stabilize Syria. And we should be very careful about bringing a large number of refugees here."

Webb added that he's open to accepting those that are "truly political refugees."

"We have a large problem in our country right now in terms of resolving the immigration issue," Webb said. "So for those who are truly political refugees in some way affiliated with what we've been doing, we should consider that. What we need to do is assert our influence in this region to get the Sunni nations to step up and truly help us stabilize the country. I don't think the Saudis have taken a refugee."

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