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Trump calls for immigration ban on countries with history of ties to terrorism

Trump calls for immigration ban on countries with history of ties to terrorism

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The presumptive Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump says if he is elected president, he will ban immigration from countries with a history of ties to terrorism.

Trump made the comments on Monday in the wake of the mass shooting in a gay night club in Orlando.

“When I am elected, I will suspend immigration from areas of the world with a proven past of terrorism against the United States, Europe or our allies, until we fully understand how to end these threats,” he said in a speech in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The immigration ban, he said would last until the US is in a position to properly screen people entering the country.

The White House hopeful stressed that the US president had the power to ban the entry of any category of travelers deemed dangerous to its interests or security.

Trump called for immigration reform that serve the interests and values of the US.

“We can not continue to let thousands and thousands of people in our country, many think the same way as this wild killer … The only reason this killer was in America is that we have allowed his family to come here,” he said, referring to Omar Mateen, born in the US of Afghan parents.

“Most of the principles of radical Islam are incompatible with the values ​​of Western institutions. Radical Islam is anti women, anti gay and anti Americans. A radical Islamic terrorist targeted the nightclub, not only because he wanted to kill Americans, but in order to execute gay and lesbian citizens because of their sexual orientation. It’s a strike of the heart and soul of who we are as a nation,” he added.

The speech was his first since the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. He criticized Hillary Clinton saying her policies would allow refugees from the Middle East to enter the United States without adequate security measures.

AFP