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Ben Carson

Carson after tour: Syrian refugees don't want to come to US

After touring Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Saturday suggested that camps should serve as a long-term solution for millions, while other refugees could be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries.

"I did not detect any great desire for them to come to the United States," Carson told The Associated Press in a phone interview from Jordan. "You've got these refugee camps that aren't completely full. And all you need is the resources to be able to run them. Why do you need to create something else?"

The retired neurosurgeon toured the Azraq camp in northern Jordan under heavy Jordanian security, with journalists...