Canadian PM Justin Trudeau says he will take in refugees
Jan 31 2017 by Kathy Alvarado
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he would welcome refugees as scores were turned away by the United States under President Donald Trump's anti-Muslim travel ban on Sunday.
"Certainly the discriminatory nature of the executive order we think is unlawful".
The largest demonstrations were in Glasgow and Edinburgh with protesters also gathering in Aberdeen and Dundee.
Massive protests sprouted up around the country on Saturday following Trump'sunconstitutional executive order banning all refugees and all travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries - including those with valid visas.
Protests erupted at airports across the U.S. on Saturday as passengers from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen were detained despite flying in to the country with legitimate visas or green cards.
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Among those caught in limbo- Iraqis who had been promised a life in America due to their service to the US military, frail and elderly travelers from Iran and Yemen, and longtime USA residents traveling overseas who did not know if they would be allowed to return home.
In Baghdad, influential Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said American nationals should leave Iraq, in retaliation for the travel curbs.
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We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people". Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, said in a statement.
He said he didn't sleep all night and didn't know why he was detained.
It was not immediately clear how many travelers got caught up in Trump's crackdown, which he says is necessary to prevent "radical Islamic terrorists" from entering the United States.
"I don't want to criticise them for improving vetting", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on ABC's "This Week".
But the executive action is impacting immigrants and students who are returning to the United States from other countries, sparking confusion at airports. What the world now needs to focus on is the ominous message in the way the executive order behind it was created and implemented. We can not allow this horror to continue!' he said.
His Chief of Staff Reince Priebus revealed on Sunday morning that green card holders would not be subject to the ban "going forward".
On Sunday the Department of Homeland Security formally issued an order declaring legal residents exempt from the order.
"'President Trump's Executive Orders remain in place - prohibited travel will remain prohibited, and the US government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or public safety", according to the DHS statement, ' it said in a statement.
"President Trump is not willing to get this wrong, which is why he wants to move forward quickly and protect Americans", Priebus added. Their thinking is that the judge's order affects only people now in the United States, and that since the State Department is proactively cancelling visas of people from seven predominantly Muslim countries, other travelers who would be affected by the judge's order are not expected to be able to travel to the United States in the first place.