Canada will provide temporary shelter to citizens who were denied entry into the United States in connection with the decree of the President of Donald trump. This was stated by the Minister for immigration, refugees and citizenship Canada Ahmed Hussein, Reuters reports.
“Let me assure those who might be stranded in Canada, I use the authority of the Minister to grant temporary asylum to those who need it,” said Hussein.
However, he noted that each country has the right to determine its policy and currently Canada is not going to get out of the immigration agreement with the United States.
Earlier, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau stated that Canada welcomes refugees of all faiths. “Those who flee from persecution, terror and war: Canadians will accept you regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength. Welcome to Canada,” — he wrote on his Twitter page.
Who and why touched immigration Ordinance trump
On Friday, January 27, trump signed a decree “On the protection of the country from the entry of foreign terrorists” to tighten US immigration policy. According to the document, 120 days suspended American program of reception of refugees, the entry of refugees from Syria are suspended until further presidential orders. In addition, 90 days is prohibited entry into the United States for citizens of countries “of concern”. From the decree follows that the ban will affect citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen — countries with a predominantly Muslim population.
For the first day of the term of the decree, the ban affected more than 300 travellers. In addition to the 109 people stranded at U.S. airports, and another 173 people were removed from the flight prior to shipment to the States.