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Rand Paul: Real Number Of Syrian Refugees Is 200,000 Because Their Families Will Follow

"You know what happens when 10,000 refugees from Syria get here, they all petition to have their families come over."

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says President Obama isn't being honest when he says the administration only wants to bring 10,000 refugees from Syria.

Speaking with Iowa radio's Mickelson in the Morning on Thursday, Paul said the number of refugees would actually end up being closer to 200,000 because refugees that come here would want to petition for their families to come.

"One of things people don't realize is, President Obama saying, 'oh, it's only 10,000,'" said Paul. "You know what happens when 10,000 refugees from Syria get here, they all petition to have their families come over. So you add that and you multiply by four and then those bring their families over. This 10,000 will turn into a couple 100,000 through family migration."

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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