44 responds to 45
Former President Barack Obama has issued a statement in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigrants and refugees.
Read Obama’s statement, issued through his spokesman Kevin Lewis
Obama’s statement is careful not to mention Trump by name, while showing support for demonstrators.
The statement also makes clear that Obama views Trump’s immigration executive orders as different from the orders he signed.
Comparisons have been made between Obama’s decision to block immigration from Iraq for 6 months during his first term, and Trump’s banning of immigration and refugee claims from seven nations.
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