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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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  • Utope

    I admire Malala. Her statement is simple, to the point and effective. I appreciate that she shows her opposition to President Trump’s order in elegant words instead of violence and hatred. We need more people like her in the world.

  • John Dow

    «Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.» (c) the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S. Code §1182)

    Translated from legalese: The president can ban whoever he wants, however long he wants, for whatever reason he wants. Presidents since Carter have barred certain groups of foreigners – more than 20 times.

  • Mylene

    This young women have all my respect. She speak more about issue than american (canadian) women who can !

  • Mylene

    thank Kris Jenner .. don’t try to make that complicate because we don’t want to have news about your crapy family

  • 777

    I am heartbroken than a 19 year old girl is more articulate than the president of the United States.

  • FerCat

    She never spoked out against blasphemy laws which nearly killed her.

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  • Phil the Donahue

    Are u retarded? She won the Nobel for doing just that. Read her book if u can read lazy assss mofo

  • Phil the Donahue

    When a 19 year old who was shot in the head has more intellect than the president, there’s a problem.

  • suresh babu

    WHY MALALA GIVES SUCH AN APPALLING COMMENT, THERE ARE 196 COUNTRIES IN THIS WORLD NOT ONLY AMERICA YOU CAN SEE THE LARGEST POPULATION IN CHINA AND LARGEST REFUGEES IN INDIA. THINK OF CHINA OR INDIA IF YOU WISH TO TAKE ASYLUM.

  • FerCat

    Post the quote.

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