US refugee ban: Canada’s Justin Trudeau takes a stand – BBC News

Media captionJustin Trudeau, speaking on 13 January: “There are things we hold dear that the Americans haven’t prioritised”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken a stand on social media against the temporary US ban on refugees and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Mr Trudeau underscored his government’s commitment to bringing in “those fleeing persecution, terror & war”.

The US Department of Homeland Security said the entry ban would also apply to dual nationals of the seven countries.

However, Mr Trudeau’s office says Canadian dual nationals are exempt.

“We have been assured that Canadian citizens travelling on Canadian passports will be dealt with in the usual process,” a spokeswoman for Mr Trudeau said in an emailed statement.

US President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser Mike Flynn “confirmed that holders of Canadian passports,…

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