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Trump bans Syrian refugees from entering America

Trump bans Syrian refugees from entering America

Newly sworn-in US President Donald Trump has suspended a US refugee programme for 120 days meaning that Syrian refugees are barred from entering the United States of America until further notice.

Moments after signing the executive order at the Pentagon, Trump said the moves would help protect Americans from “terrorist” attacks.

“I’m establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America. Don’t want them here,” Trump said earlier on Friday.

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“We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people,” he said.

Following Trump’s signing of the order, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a US Muslim advocacy and civil rights group, said it would file a “federal lawsuit on behalf of more than 20 individuals challenging the ‘Muslim ban'”.

Banning Muslims from entering America was one of the campaign promises of Trump and the latest move shows he means business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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