CHICAGO (CBS) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin met with a number of refugees from Syria and Iraq on Tuesday to make a point about legislation now before Congress.
Durbin said he will vote against legislation that would prevent Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering the U.S. until there are guarantees they won’t be a security threat.READ MORE: Parents Of Michigan School Shooter Arrested After Manhunt
The senator said the refugees he had gathered in his Chicago office already face the most rigorous screening of any travelers coming to the U.S.
“We can’t guarantee that a person we meet on the street today is not going to be a criminal tomorrow. I mean, that happens, and it’s sad when it does, but these people are put to a standard which is higher and stricter than any other standard for people entering the United States,” he said.READ MORE: Annual Wheaton Reindeer 5K Returns In Person And Virtually