Trump bans refugees & Muslims from entering U.S.

President Donald Trump today issued an executive order banning all refugees and individuals from seven Muslim majority countries – Syria, Iraq, Libya, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen – from entering the United States.

The order would immediately suspend all refugee admissions for 120 days pending additional so-called “security” reviews.

In addition, Trump indefinitely blocked the entry of all Syrian refugees, including women and children fleeing atrocities committed by both ISIS terrorists and President Bashar al Assad’s troops, after declaring their entry to be “detrimental to the interests of the United States”.

“I’m establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America. We don’t want them here,” said Trump at the swearing-in ceremony for Defense Secretary James Mattis. “We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people.”

The executive order was signed on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day that commemorates the millions of people slaughtered by the Nazis, including six million Jews, during World War II. From 1939 to 1944, the United States, citing national security concerns, turned away ships carrying Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany, forcing thousands, including children, to return to Europe where they were killed in concentration camps like Auschwitz.

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Transcript: President Donald Trump’s remarks on Defense Secretary James Mattis & executive order banning refugees & Muslims Trump’s executive order to ban Muslims & refugees from entering the United States 1.27.17 (PDF)