Canadian Prime Minister says refugees are welcome

Posted at 12:12 AM, Jan 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-29 00:12:11-05

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a message for refugees: You are welcome in Canada.

Trudeau tweeted the message Saturday in response to Trump’s controversial executive order, which bans citizens from seven countries from entering the U.S. for at least 90 days.

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Trump's order bans citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the U.S. The order also bans Syrian refugees from entering the country, and it states refugees should be prioritized for entry on the basis of religious persecution, "provided that the religion of the individual is a minority religion."