Former President Obama Weighs In On Immigration Ban

By Kellee Terrell

After nine days of silence, former President Barack Obama is speaking out against President Trump and his xenophobic executive order banning Syrian refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. He also had words of encouragement for those protesting this new administration.

Frm Pres @BarackObama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country.

— Kevin Lewis (@KLewis44) January 30, 2017

According to Politico, in a statement issued on Monday, Obama’s spokesman Kevin Lewis said the former president was “heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country” because he believes they’re “citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake.”

Lewis also addressed recent comments that the Trump White House made saying that their ban is no different from what President Obama did in 2011, when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months.

But according to the fact checkers, that comparison is pretty faulty. As NBC News …read more

Source:: Black America Web

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