Speaker Ryan Calls for 'Pause' in Syrian Refugee Program

November 18, 2015 5:01 PM

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House Speaker Paul Ryan is calling for a "pause" to the Syrian refugee program, saying Tuesday the House will act this week to address concerns that terrorists could slip into the United States under the guise of refugees.

"Our nation has always been welcoming, but we can't let terrorists take advantage of our compassion," Ryan said in a news conference Tuesday. "This is a moment where it's better to be safe than sorry."

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