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Refusal to offer sanctuary to refugees runs counter to international obligations, equality and decency - Adams

29 January, 2017 - by Gerry Adams TD


Following the Executive order by President Trump to halt the US refugee programme and institute a blanket 90-day travel ban for nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD said;

“This arbitrary ban and the refusal to offer sanctuary to refugees runs counter to international obligations, equality and decency. Generations of Irish fled starvation, poverty and conflict to make a new life and contribute to building America.”

“I congratulate the protesters at the airports last night and welcome the temporary stay on this unjust policy

"I believe that the Irish Government should not allow Irish airports to enforce this fundamentally unjust order. I will be raising the matter directly with the Taoiseach."

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