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GOP presidential contender Cruz campaigns in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) campaigned in West Michigan today and had some harsh words for the Obama administration's handling of foreign affairs.

Sen. Cruz says it's "nothing short of crazy" for America to allow 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country. The Republican candidate for president says most of the refugees are young men, and he thinks some of those young men are ISIS terrorists.

Cruz was in Kalamazoo today in front of a crowd that was fewer than 1,000 people. He says as president, he would have the Department of Justice investigate Planned Parenthood. He also says he would end what he calls "religious persecution" and says he would not honor the recent nuclear agreement with Iran.

His comments though on the refugees drew the strongest response from the crowd. Gov. Rick Snyder has said he hopes to welcome Syrian refugees into Michigan as guests. Sen. Cruz says it's not the right thing to do.

"It would be the height of foolishness to bring in tens of thousands of people including Jihadists to come here to murder innocent Americans," Sen Cruz said.

Right now according to the Realclearpolitics.com average of polls, Cruz is running sixth in the Republican primary with 6% of the vote.

Donald Trump still leads the pack but only has 22% of the vote.

We still have five months before the March 8th Michigan presidential primary.