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Board of Deputies President condemns Trump ban on refugees

January 30, 2017 - Board of Deputies - Share: Twitter Facebook

Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush has condemned Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees.

He said: “As I stated yesterday, bans based on national origin are indiscriminate and unjust. They would be unlawful in U.K. law. While we all understand the need to properly check those who enter our countries, this needs to be balanced with compassion towards the plight of those fleeing for their lives.

“This is a dismaying beginning to a new US Administration. Good government needs cool, rational judgments delivered professionally, not hasty policy-making on the hoof. All those who respect and admire the USA’s commitment to freedom will call on President Trump to review this misconceived Executive Order.”