Trump Says US Must Close Its Doors to Somali Refugees

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Merrill Auditorium, Aug. 4, 2016, in Portland, Maine – VOA CREDIT
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Merrill Auditorium, Aug. 4, 2016, in Portland, Maine – VOA CREDIT

(VOA NEWS) -U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump has stirred up controversy this year with comments about Muslims and Mexicans. On Thursday, it was the Somali community’s turn to be in Trump’s line of fire.

Speaking at a campaign rally in Portland, Maine, the Republican Party nominee said the United States needed to stop admitting refugees from Somalia. He said that the U.S. was opening its doors to people from unstable countries and that the practice could be “the great Trojan horse of all time.”

Trump cast doubt on the vetting processes for asylum-seekers and asserted that terrorists infiltrate the refugee system. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

 

SOURCES: VOA NEWS ONLINE

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.