Former DHS Secretary Tom Ridge: Middle Eastern Refugee Pause ‘Appropriate at This Time’

Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge appeared as a guest Sunday on “The Cats Roundtable” on AM 970 in New York City, calling for a refugee pause for people from the Middle East.

Ridge told host John Catsimatidis, “I’m just not sure we’ve got the background information” to bring in refugees from the Middle East.

“They talk about screening. They talk about being able to review everybody in a timely way.  I’m just not confident they have sufficient information for law enforcement, the intelligence community, to do effective screening.”

“A pause for refugees from that part of the world is very appropriate at this time,” Ridge said.

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