Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton butt heads on ‘extreme vetting’ of Syrian refugees

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 09: Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump arrive for the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. This is the second of three presidential debates scheduled prior to the November 8th election. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton arrive for the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The two candidates for president showcased strikingly different views for how to handle refugees from war-torn Syria during Sunday’s presidential debate as Georgia continues to resettle migrants across the states.

Republican Donald Trump explained how an initial idea to ban Muslim refugees from entering the United States “morphed” into an “extreme vetting” proposal.

“We have no idea who they are, where they’re from, what their feelings about our country are,” Trump said of the refugees, “and (Clinton) wants 550 percent more. This is going to be the great Trojan horse of all time.”

Clinton referenced the haunting photo of a bloodied four-year-old boy from Aleppo in her defense about why the U.S. needs to allow more refugees, particularly women and children.

“I will not let anyone into our country who I think poses a risk to us. But … there are children suffering in this catastrophic war largely I believe because of Russian aggression and we need to do our part,” she said, adding that Trump’s approach is “extremely unwise and even dangerous.”

Georgia, meanwhile, has been accepting new arrivals from Syria for roughly two years despite some questions from Republican leaders about the Obama administration’s resettlement program.

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