After a week in which many people’s worst fears about a Donald Trump presidency appear to have been realised, Worker’s Party representative Lily Kerr has expressed her ‘horror and utter disgust’ at Donald Trump’s immigration ban.
‘Trump is obviously not satisfied simply waging war on women, Mexicans, African-Americans and the American working class. He has chosen to prevent Muslim men and women, many of them legal residents in the U.S., from entering the country through his executive order.
This Order will tear families apart, destroy lives, and prevent those seeking refuge from gaining protection.’ Lily said
‘The so-called war on terror continues to be used by the government of the United States to target ethnic minorities in a sectarian, racist and xenophobic manner. These actions clearly violate the constitution of the U.S.A. and the values that America claims to have been built on’ she said
‘That this order was signed by Trump on Holocaust Memorial Day makes it all the more horrific. ‘ Lily added. ‘I am calling on all progressive forces in Northern Ireland and abroad to strongly, and unconditionally, condemn his latest actions’.
My thoughts are with all those Muslim men, women and children who will be affected by this Order. I am proud to publicly reaffirm my and my party’s committment by saying that Refugees Are Welcome Here!’, Lily concluded