Democratic members of New Jersey's congressional delegation said Monday that Syrian refugees coming to the U.S. should be vetted but not turned away following Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris...

...Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said Syrian refugees are among the most highly scrutinized of any group trying to enter the U.S., and rigorous and expansive screening procedures must continue for vetting those seeking political asylum here. Any reasonable doubt about an individual should be grounds for denial, he said.

"While security is paramount, we have a responsibility to fulfill our commitment to this international crisis and simply closing the door to America and turning our backs on the children, women and families fleeing the atrocities in their homeland is not the answer to defeating terrorism," Menendez said in a statement.

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