By MARK WILSON Associated Press U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday rejected Canada’s proposal to allow more refugees into the country, but warned that if the Canadian government didn’t meet its obligations it would face the prospect of retaliatory action.
Trump told reporters at a White House news conference that Canada’s proposed resettlement quotas would “kill us.”
“I think that is unacceptable,” Trump said.
“We will not accept this kind of treatment.”
Trump’s comments come after Canada and the United States agreed to resettle between 10,000 and 15,000 Syrian refugees over two years.
They also agreed to a more generous temporary refugee program for people from Syria and Iraq.
U.S., Canadian and German officials are still working out details of the new plan.
Canada and Germany also announced a plan on Wednesday to provide $7 million each year to help refugees in their countries, a pledge Trump made in a speech earlier in the day.