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Malala Yousafzai Speaks Out Against Trump's Order on Refugees

Malala Yousafzai Speaks Out Against Trump's Order on Refugees

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday (January 27) that blocked refugees from entering the United States and now activist Malala Yousafzai is speaking out against the order.

The order also indefinitely bans the people of Syria from entering the country and temporarily suspends immigration from several other Muslim countries.

An Oscar-nominated director might not even be able to attend the Academy Awards next month as he is from Iran.

“I am heartbroken that today President Trump is closing the door on children, mothers and fathers fleeing violence and war. I am heartbroken that America is turning its back on a proud history of welcoming refugees and immigrants – the people who helped build your country, ready to work hard in exchange for a fair chance at a new life,” Malala said in a statement.

Click inside to read the rest of the statement…

“I am heartbroken that Syrian refugee children, who have suffered through six years of war by no fault of their own, are singled-out for discrimination.

I am heartbroken for girls like my friend Zaynab, who fled wars in three countries – Somalia, Yemen and Egypt – before she was even 17. Two years ago she received a visa to come to the United States. She learned English, graduated high school and is now in college studying to be a human rights lawyer.

Zaynab was separated from her little sister when she fled unrest in Egypt. Today her hope of being reunited with her precious sister dims.

In this time of uncertainty and unrest around the world, I ask President Trump not to turn his back on the world’s most defenseless children and families.”

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