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Fox News Host Calls Refugee Resettlement 'Forced Infiltration'

President Barack Obama announced in September that the U.S. would accept 10,000 Syrian refugees during this fiscal year.

Fox News is letting its xenophobic flag fly again, this time with the hosts of “Fox & Friends Weekend” arguing against the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the U.S.

"Do you know what I'm so struck by, is that no one has asked the American people their view of this," said co-host and Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson during the Sunday conversation. "It's your town, and yet your consent is never requested."

The Fox hosts' fear-mongering comes in the wake of a series of terrorist attacks in Paris Friday night, which left over 120 people dead. The Islamic State, which is based in the Syrian city of Raqqa, claimed responsibility for the assault, and a Syrian passport was found near one of the suicide bombers.

The war in Syria has displaced millions of people. In September, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would accept 10,000 Syrian refugees during this fiscal year.

"It's forced infiltration," co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle said of the country accepting Syrian refugees, many of whom are fleeing the type of violence Paris experienced over the weekend.

"Completely," Carlson responded. "And if you raise your hand and say 'Wait, what's the point of this?' Shut up, nativist -- you're attacked. Your motives are attacked. It's really undemocratic."

Guilfoyle blamed politicians for allowing Syrian refugees to be resettled in the U.S., and took specific aim at Democratic presidential candidates following Saturday's CBS primary debate.

“They’re afraid to even name the enemy and to be specific about what they want to achieve,” she said of the candidates. “That’s why they have no mission focus. That’s why they have no strategy, because they’re putting political correctness over national security, and it is crippling this country and we see what its doing in Europe.”

The Fox conversation was followed Monday by news that several U.S. governors said they won't allow Syrian refugees into their states. It's not clear whether the leaders would actually be able to block these people from entering, however.

Watch the clip from "Fox & Friends Weekend" above.

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